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Cloud computing 'biggest change in IT in years'

Rachel Wheeler

July 15, 2010

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The advent and uptake of cloud computing software has been described by one technology expert as the single largest change that the IT industry has experienced in a while.

Speaking to livemint.com, Dave Girouard, president of Google's enterprise unit, said that a number of countries had now decided to begin implementing the service.

"I think cloud computing is growing across markets," he confirmed.

"People are hopping or jumping to new ways of technology... many countries are skipping client server and moving to cloud computing."

Mr Girouard's comments come after it was announced that the US government is looking to increase the level of cloud-based applications that it runs in the coming years.

According to a report by Reuters, the government has put in place a ten-year plan for adoption, provided concerns surrounding the privacy of data are addressed during that period.

Meanwhile, by using cloud computing, organizations are able to significantly reduce costs, as well as increasing the flexibility and efficiency of their data storage.

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