Cloud: Firms are settling into the cloud

Many Irish businesses have started investing in cloud computing, whether by dipping their toe in the water or fully embracing it, writes Leslie Faughnan.

1st September, 2012
Martin Cullen, Microsoft Ireland's director for SMEs and partners: 'Consumer market utilisation is very high and growing rapidly all the time.'

Across the board, it is increasingly clear that most organisations in Ireland, and in the developed world generally, have invested to some degree in cloud computing.

In many cases, it is still on the basis of evaluation or test and development. In many others, there is a maturity of adoption, and solutions are proven. There are also business cases where cloud computing is the only feasible technology, such as spinning some online service up to...

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