This proposal discusses the benefits and the disadvantages of using Cloud Computing throughout the internet and multimedia devices. Cloud Computing recently emerged as a new buzzword in the world of information technology is merely a form of network base computing that has been around for years. Eric H. Loeb Vice President of International External and Regulatory Affairs Team of AT&T Services defined cloud computing as “a model for enable convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool if configurable computing resources, that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” (Prospects for Cloud Computing, Inter Media March 2011 Vol, 39 Issue 1, Ann Lafrance and Angela Kung). Cloud computing fastest growing form of computing, with revenue expected to reach $89 billion in 2011 and $149 Billion by 2014 according to Gartner Inc. Technology consultants (Cheng and Borzo 2010; Vererka 2010. Benefits
Cloud computing provides several services, including, software, services and IT infrastructure (e,g, network and storage), each which has varying degree of user control. As cloud grows due to more broadband width and processing power and storage capacity will also grow. Customers use cloud storage to store data, these storage areas have brought millions of dollars of income to these corporations. Biggest benefits it provides to consumers, small business and large enterprise, quick access to back up data with small cost. Allows user instant access to their online data for any location. Cloud computing is huge for small to medium business allows them inexpensive means to access infinite amount of computing resources, that before they might not be able to afford. For large companies, data mobility and cloud computing services have become a necessity in order to keep up with their competition. Another advantage is companies offering 24 hour customer support often needed employees in...
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