Joe Weinman, Cloudonomics author: What's the real reason to do cloud, again?
By Joe Weinman, author, Cloudonomics
Cloud computing is having a dramatic impact on all aspects of our lives: as consumers, we spend our time on cloud-based social networks and using apps downloaded from the cloud; as employees, we use a variety of cloud-based software applications; as citizens, we file our taxes and even encourage social transformation via the cloud. For such a richly applicable general purpose technology, how can one begin to characterise its benefits?
The conventional answer is that...