Cloud Computing: Public-Sector Opportunities Emerge

How cloudy is your IT future looking? Services and activities once done on private computers are now moving “into the cloud,” as customers subscribe to computing services hosted by centralized service providers. Although the actual term “cloud computing” came about only late last year, there are already a number of applications, from hardware clouds (where customers rent hardware from a large data center) to software clouds (involving software as a service running on a hardware cloud) and desktop clouds (running word processing or spreadsheet applications from a hardware cloud).

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Date added: 08/13/2008

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