Trends in Information Systems- Cloud computing

7 Mar

By now, most of us have heard the term “cloud computing”, but what does this really mean? It is where instead of buying multiple copies of software, etc. for use in business, one application can be downloaded and shared across many computers within the firm. This is much easier than what has previously been done.

There is now less responsibility in running applications. This workload that before was all loaded onto the local computer,  is now divided between the network of computers involved in cloud computing. This means that the user has less to do when it comes to hardware and software demands.

A familiar example of this would be when we sign into our hotmail/gmail accounts. We never have to download the application to access emails onto the computer. Instead, we simply access the web and go from there.

There are 2 sections included in cloud computing: the back end and the front end. The back end refers to the cloud section and the front end is the user. These are connected through the internet. Already we can see some major developments in I.S throughout the years, and this is only the beginning of the cloud computing era. By 2016, many more companies are expected to be using cloud computing.  This will transform businesses even further than where they are today. Hardware, software and databases will be changed into forms of technology with endless possibilities.

For more information on this topic, please follow these links:  http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-computing2.htm

http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Issues/Business-environment/Six-global-trends-shaping-the-business-world—Rapid-technology-innovation-creates-a-smart–mobile-world

5 Responses to “Trends in Information Systems- Cloud computing”

  1. sad111548123 March 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Thanks for the useful links!

  2. sad111708665 March 8, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    Cloud really did come out of nowhere it seems, but your blog fills in the gaps…well written

  3. sad111350151 March 8, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Really interesting, I’m sure that in the future there is no doubt that cloud computing wlll be even more involved in organisations day to day running of a business! great links!

  4. sad111448932 March 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Great blog! gives a good understanding of Cloud Computing, well written!

  5. sad111452022 March 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Thanks everyone! Ya i thought it would be good to find out how it all started and what it actually meant🙂

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