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Cloud Computing and Applications

By Bernard Golden

Few technologies are having a greater impact on IT than cloud computing. The cloud is changing everything from the foundations of the field to data storage to customer interactions, and another layer it affects is applications.

Bernard Golden writes, “It’s no exaggeration to say that IT is witnessing more change now than it has ever before seen. I expect more innovation—and turmoil—in the industry over the next five years than in the past 20. And all of that innovation has a common underpinning: cloud computing. Cloud computing is enabling—and driving—all of this innovation and disruption; from the perspective of IT it’s important to understand what this implies for the most important activity IT undertakes: applications. Applications, after all, is where all the value of IT lies. Everything else is just an enabler.

“So what does cloud computing mean for your applications?”

Read on to find out.