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ITBE: Cloud Computing: The Great Disruptor

Jan 25, 2012, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As James Maguire, senior managing editor of Datamation, put it, 'Cloud computing is the great disruptor, in both the technology field and in business in general. ... When services are delivered remotely, does the brand name of the vendor still matter as much? Won't this ultimately work against the larger, entrenched vendors? And in terms of business in general, when a smaller company can rent a competitive IT infrastructure on an as-needed, scalable basis, this gives them a tremendous competitive edge against larger businesses.'

"Sean Michael Kerner, senior editor of InternetNews.com, said the cloud 'solves cost and consolidation issues in a way that no other IT architecture before has ever done.'"

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