Future for Cloud Computing Looks Good, Report Says

iSuppli expects that the adoption of cloud computing will continue to grow despite concerns over security and availability. However, the future for cloud storage is less sure as the number of external storage devices proliferates. Research companies such as Forrester and IDC predict a healthy cloud services market by 2012, and vendor SAP recently speculated that sales of cloud computing services could move to a model like that of the airline industry.
Cloud computing will continue to gain acceptance, despite concerns around such issues as security, availability and functionality, according to research company iSuppli.

iSuppli analysts, in a report issued April 3, said as dynamic, user-generated content becomes more commonplace on the Internet, the acceptance of cloud computing will grow along with it.

To iSuppli, cloud computing describes an environment where applications and services can be accessed via the Web from multiple devices—such as PCs, mobile phones and video game consoles—anywhere in the world.

BY Jeffrey Burt

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