As Cloud Computing‘s adoption increases, it starts changing the way Businesses, Governments work. Here are a few links (one small sample) of how Cloud impact industries and governments. As it spreads, it will change the business models, IT delivery models and even the way governments (local and global) work together.
There will be a few outlier applications like Cloud as Brain which are now in their infancy but have lots of interesting future possibilities.
“We believe the deflationary impact from the cloud ($1 spent on cloud infrastructure actually results in several dollars coming out of other IT end markets) should prevent IT spending from growing meaningfully in 2014 and 2015,” said the Barclays report. “We believe global IT spending will remain challenged in the lower single-digit growth range,” the report said.
but (the cloud) still creates opportunities for the next wave of tech companies
Faster Testing for New Ideas
Since everyone has access to company documents, employees and teams can test out new ideas and models in real-time. There are no messy email chains, no stacks of copied documents, and no memos floating between desks. If you’re trying a new strategy, a new plan for a project, or new creative work, everyone in and out of the office is involved at once, increasing efficiency. Answers about whether the new implements are effective come much faster since ideas and results are there immediately for everyone to see.
Among the most promising ones are faster iteration of new ideas and easier IT.
On November 14th, IBM announced it was opening up its Jeopardy-winning Watson technologies as a cloud service and development platform.
To enable these “Watson-powered” applications, IBM’s offering has three parts:
A content store that serves as an information clearinghouse for data providers.
A talent network of people with the skills for cognitive development.
A new study suggests that adoption of cloud offerings — particularly Platform as a Service middleware and application development tools — can cut the cost of U.S. government application development costs to the tune of $20.5 billion a year.
Five southeast Michigan counties are collaborating using cloud computing. The chief elected officials of Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Livingston and St. Clair counties announced Wednesday that they are utilizing G2G Cloud Solutions to improve services and efficiency while saving taxpayers money.
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