I came across an article which discusses how ‘cloud computing’ may be one facet of how the global economy may be able to kick-start itself.
“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. But now, thanks to technology, successful businesses surprisingly are often brokers of services, delivered via technology, from providers and on to consumers. Where are these services coming from? Look to the cloud.”
Interestingly, it goes onto discuss how the Cloud can help software innovation. This is since the costs involved in starting up a new venture using the Cloud as a delivery method are now much lower than pre-Cloud. We may therefore be on the verge of a startup boom – with many companies becoming cloud solution providers.
I’m excited by these thoughts, but also curious as to what other people think. Let me know.
To read the full article, go to the source: Forbes, article dated 19 Sept 2011.
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