I have noticed during our most recent Virtual Roundtables, evaluating the business benefits of Cloud seems to be on most of the IT executives’ minds. The economic benefits of Cloud seem to be driving more and more organizations to seriously look at Cloud solutions for their businesses.
According to a report by The 451 Group, the cloud computing marketplace will grow to $16.7 billion by 2013 an increase of 24% from 2010.
Microsoft recently released a November white paper called The Economics of the Cloud. Microsoft makes the case that the Cloud revolution will transform the IT industry. In the white paper, Microsoft states that IT is shifting from client/server to the Cloud. This is a must read for all IT professionals.