Cloud computing remains a hot topic in the ICT industry, and BuddeComm fully agrees with the view that it has a great future.
However it will still be a fairly long time before it becomes as commonplace as its advocates predict. Leading IT researchers are talking about the size of this market in the hundreds of billions of dollars; but the issue is more about timing than size - it may take a decade to fully develop, rather than the few years that some would have us believe.
The development of cloud computing takes the form of a business transition and company strategies and policies will need to be changed before its potential can be monetised by businesses. A key factor here is that organisations will have to lift ICT from the level of an infrastructure issue to that of a business opportunity. Cloud computing will need to be seen as a valuable business tool - one that will differentiate the company from others.