Description: Economists and pundits have long feared the emergence of what they called “hollow corporations,” or businesses that don’t actually produce actual goods or services themselves, but instead act as brokers or intermediaries relying on networks of suppliers and partners.
Source: Forbes .com.
Date: Sept 19, 2011
Where are these services coming from? Look to the cloud.
Yes, cloud computing enables cost savings — as companies can access technology and applications on-demand on an as-needed basis and pay for only what they use. And yes, this fosters greater agility, with less reliance on legacy IT assets. But the changes go even deeper that that. Consider the ways cloud computing is altering our business landscape: Read rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- What ways can the Cloud be a boost to our sagging economy and give it a boost?
2. List and describe the ways cloud computing is altering our business landscape.