Posted by: kurtsh | February 19, 2011

OFFER: Free eBook–“An Industry Shift Toward Cloud Computing” from Microsoft


We published an eBook for individuals interested in the trend toward cloud computing, why it’s happening and how customers should approach this change in the industry.

  • Cloud Computing Basics
    • Cloud Computing
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Public Cloud
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
      • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Private Cloud
    • Hybrid Approach
  • Is Cloud Computing Right for my Business?
    • Core Issues to Consider
  • Microsoft’s Unique Approach to Cloud Computing
    • Applications/Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Live Services
      • Online Services
      • Business Productivity Online Services
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Private Clouds

[opening paragraph]

An Industry Shift Toward Cloud Computing
Since inception, the IT industry experienced a variety of natural evolution points, most marked with rapid change followed by years of internalization and consumption. According to most observers, the industry is rapidly evolving toward services as a core component of how consumers and business users interact with both software and one another. This is being referred to, in different contexts, as “software as a service,” “cloud computing,” “Web 2.0,” or simply “services,” and it represents a new deployment choice for the industry. The hype is deafening in places, and the key to success is recognizing that “cloud” adoption does not represent an all-or-nothing proposition.


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