Cloud Cover

31/05/2012

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Cloud Cover

Cloud computing allows companies to save on capital costs and also gives them greater flexibility to respond to fluctuating demand, says Prof. Josep Valor. In the future there will be a massive outsourcing of computing and few companies will have their own information technology infrastructure or technical staff on the payroll.

Cloud computing has emerged as an efficient and flexible way for companies to outsource IT capabilities on large offsite computers. IESE Prof. Josep Valor of the Department of Information Systems discusses the future of the cloud and how firms will increasingly rely on cloud-based IT services, rather than invest capital in proprietary infrastructure.
 
The potential benefits of cloud computing are numerous. In addition to saving energy, the cloud can provide greater flexibility and allow companies to better focus on their core competencies. For these reasons, there will likely be a massive shift to cloud-based solutions in the long term.

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