Friday, October 21, 2011 4:26:26 PM
While businesses and individuals continue to experience the immediate and long-lasting effects of cloud computing adoption, federal governments and industry experts from around the world are beginning to see the economy-saving potential the technology offers.
The Guardian recently published an article explaining that the simple, immediate benefits of the cloud, such as negating any necessity of purchasing and maintaining expensive internal servers, data banks and more, has injected life into small and start-up businesses. This advantage, the source explains, is pivotal in any small business as their overall budgets are most often far lower than their larger competitors.
The UK is not the first to notice the economic potential of cloud computing. In July, Business Live explained that economists project cloud computing to create a much larger amount of jobs for a lower expense than with traditional systems. Much of this assessment was based on the fact that start-up costs are generally lower after cloud adoption.
Additionally, the U.S. government, specifically former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, expressed faith in the cloud as a means of drastically reducing the cost of federal IT in a relatively short period of time.
-McAfee Cloud Security