The Economics of Cloud 2: Will It Drive Prosperity in 2011?
There are three relatively new technologies converging to make Cloud 2. All three technologies have been available for many years, though in less robust forms and with less powerful integration. The convergence is driven by their ubiquity, low cost and ease of use. They are social media, mobility and analytics. Together these technologies offer a future that is vastly different from conventional enterprise information processing served from a traditional data center or from a data center somewhere else on the Internet that made up the backbone of Cloud 1. Read the full story here.