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The future of #cloud #computing - Part 1: Recent history

As the end-user computing revolution enters midlife, it is inhaling a breath of fresh air from a relatively new technology called cloud computing . End-users' desire for more information faster will become reality as the cloud combines with always online clients such as netbooks, Google's Chrome Operating System, and Internet-heavy smartphones. This will also, however, likely trigger a climatic final battle between the end users and the IT groups charged with keeping end-users' environments stable and secure. The cloud revolution is a double-edged sword – it brings total empowerment for the end user, but it robs IT of many of its traditional duties and powers. Over the years, each phase of the end-user revolution has created terrific efficiency gains and cost reductions for businesses in rapid fashion. We've seen things move from the mainframe to the PC, to client/server a...

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