Cloud computing: is this the new normal?

Treat cloud as another form of service delivery, and only use it if there are tangible business benefits. Ian Campbell reports.

26th January, 2014
Gary Watson, general manager at SunGard Availability Services: With any prospective customer, it's all about trust and relationships'

A decade ago it was fashionable to pre-fix words with an e' to indicate that some adjustment had been made to make something electronic' and internet-ready. We started talking about e-business' and e-government'. Over time, the prefix vanished as the new technology was subsumed into the mainstream. The new became the normal.

Something similar is already happing with cloud, according to Gary Watson, general manager at SunGard Availability Services. ''The cloud is becoming normal. People...

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