A cloud-shaped future for smart grids - 18 Feb 2011

Cloud computing is emerging as a popular option for companies looking to quickly launch new products, enrich their customer experience and reduce IT operation costs. The cloud computing model allows many organisations to use services, without the expense and hassle of owning infrastructure.

By 2013, it is expected that cloud computing will be a $150 billion global market. (Gartner, Forecast: Sizing the Cloud; Understanding the Opportunities in Cloud Services, March 2009) and will be a major element of the future IT landscape.

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