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Cloud computing trends, cloud strategy begins to emerge
This article is part of the Cloud Development Digest issue of June 2012, Issue 3
Cloud computing means many things to many people. Business folks see it as a way to save costs and enable strategic objectives. Technology mavens see it as another cool toy to play with. TSS readers see it as an opportunity. As cloud computing trends continue to evolve, more enterprises are beginning to dabble in cloud-based development environments and cloud strategies are becoming more predominant with early adopters. According to the 2011 TSS Java Trends survey, 34% of respondents are already in the cloud computing game, 17% are planning to invest within 18 months and 19% are considering cloud-based technologies, but with no immediate implementation plans on the horizon. From these numbers, it’s clear that many companies see the cloud as something valuable to the bottom line. But what is cloud computing exactly? “People talk a lot about the cloud. It's kind of become the buzz word in the industry. People will talk about one flavor of cloud; they'll talk about another flavor of cloud. The word cloud has become really, really ...
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