(August) Years after the cloud computing hype machine first revved its engine, there’s still some confusion and dissention among interested parties as to what “cloud computing” exactly means. What there isn’t much confusion or dissention about is that we are still in cloud computing’s early days. Still, various surveys, research, and other data suggest that cloud computing adoption rates have grown steadily in recent years to impressive levels. Also impressive is the percentage of companies reportedly planning to adopt cloud-based services in the future relative to the number of companies indicating no such plans. To what extent have companies that initially shunned cloud computing changed their tune? What does the future hold for cloud computing? Read on.
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