Head in the Clouds

If you open any computing trade journal you could be forgiven for believing we had all moved to New Zealand and were looking out on a marvellous vista - the land of the long white cloud. Unfortunately, in spite of the great work being done by the marketing people, the world hasn’t actually changed that much. Cloud is still virtualised servers and remote hosting. The new and exciting bits are rapid on demand deployment and tear down. In this article I take a look at who and why you should use cloud from an economic management point of view.