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Cloud Computing could have ‘silver lining’ for telcos, report finds

The emergence of cloud computing technologies is likely to have a significant impact on the application services an...


February 11, 2009  


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The emergence of cloud computing technologies is likely to have a significant impact on the application services and managed services markets, including efforts by telecom service providers to expand their portfolios to include application-based hosted offerings, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider , a paid research service of TechWeb’s Light Reading at www.lightreading.com.

 

Cloud Computing: The Fog Begins to Lift  presents a map of the emerging market structure, showing the relationship between critical enabling technologies and cloud services.

 

The report also reviews the needs of various types of users of cloud computing services, highlighting the drivers for and barriers to adoption of such services. 

 

“The cloud computing space is still relatively immature, and even those in the industry acknowledge that perceptions of the term vary,” says Danny Dicks, research analyst for Light Reading Insider and author of the report.

 

“In the early stages of market development, a broad definition is creating an increasingly differentiated space where specific technical and market issues arise and are addressed by technology vendors, and where a variety of service ideas are tried out and are combined or absorbed into other services.”