Think of the rich worlds seen through the telescope and the microscope, or space explorations that have broadened the sense of our place in creation. There is that “bicycle for the mind,” as Steve Jobs called the personal computer. Romance, entertainment, and personal needs have been transformed by online life. In every case, the attributes of the machines fire and empower human imagination. Cloud computing is another one of these great technologies. Today, we’re pleased to publish The Future of Cloud Computing, a look at some of the ways that the tools and attributes of cloud computing are transforming work, business, and markets.
Cloud computing, which has become a standard at many of the world’s largest companies, is much more than just a cheaper and easier way to access computers, storage, networks and software. The power and ubiquity of the cloud mean easy two-way interactions of data and analysis from virtually any point on the planet. Software innovations enable companies to work at a scale we could not have imagined even a decade ago.