Firms Baffled By Over 60 Definitions For Cloud Computing

2011-01-04 16:48:45

Published on 2011-01-04 16:48:45

It may be understandable that firms that use ink cartridges don't fully understand what cloud computing is – as was recently claimed – one expert has heard over 60 attempts at defining the technology.

Recently, Clodagh Murphy, director at Eclipse said firms are put off adopting the cloud because they simply do not know enough about it.

"I have heard over 60 definitions of what the cloud actually means from various people this year," Dr John Bates, chief technology officer of Progress Software, said.

According to research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, £148.7 billion could be generated by 2015 if European firms take on cloud computing.

"Cloud computing is simply a natural evolution of virtualisation, service-oriented architecture and utility computing," Mr Bates continued.

Only when cloud technology is fully deployed in the enterprise space in 2011 will organisations start to witness the cost-saving benefits.

Posted by Jason Nicholls.

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