According to Wikipedia “Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility over a network (typically the Internet).” Cloud delivery has the following models
- SaaS (Software as a Service)
- PaaS (Platform as a Service)
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
For 2012 cloud computing is high on the agenda list for business executives. Cloud computing became mainstream in 2011 due to
- Cost saving associated with cloud deployment
- Improved access to high-speed internet
- Innovation in hardware, data centers and virtualization
- Powerful smartphones which enable cloud services to be delivered anytime/anywhere.
- Rapid customer adoption of cloud based services Gmail, Google Docs, Skype, Dropbox, FlickR and an array of social networking, music, travel etc services
New research from the London School of Economics and Accenture—based on a survey of 1,035 business and IT executives, as well as in-depth interviews with more than 35 service providers and other stakeholders—finds that the cloud will have a strong near-term impact on the majority of organizations. Twenty percent of respondents are already using cloud capabilities for a variety of services, including corporate email, websites, storage and customer relationship management. Similar numbers plan to make the transition in the next 18 months—a doubling of cloud usage in a very short timeframe.
Brooks International Speakers Bureau has access to the best cloud computing speakers - who are experts at helping business leaders understand cloud computing and how to leverage it within the organization. Here are a few technology keynote speakers who speak on cloud computing
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. James is an expert in nanotech, robots, GPS, GeoWeb, mobility, Mashup economy and Web 2.0.
Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the author of six books.He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies, and has delivered over 2,300 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide.
Scott Klososky is one of the first successful Internet entrepreneurs and is a highly sought-after speaker. He has used innovation, velocity, and future technology vision to build his own companies, and advise clients.