The skepticism for cloud computing was big...
...but now we can see a change.
Small businesses can compete against their larger rivals by less investments in to IT infrastructure. Providers as Google Apps and Docs, Box.net, QuickBooks Online, Skype, Highrise, Basecamp etc. offer great services and tools for small businesses for just a few €. The users start to understand the advantage; specially doctors, lawyers, architects, freelancer etc. often have high IT costs compared to the small use or revenue. Also small businesses who need the advantage of being flexible on the work location are convinced. The use of cloud computing is steep increasing and IBM expects a double by 2015.
Also for mid-size businesses cloud computing has big advantages:
Outsourcing, cost cutting and flexibility are the driver!
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