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Cloud computing services offer 'tremendous value'

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Businesses that opt for cloud computing applications are able to take advantage of the "tremendous value" which the service offers, a top executive has claimed.

Speaking at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft, has highlighted the important role that the technology will play in transforming the IT industry.

The expert explained that uptake of the service would help to encourage economic growth and job creation around the world.

Meanwhile, the IDC has claimed that the cloud is likely to be the driving force behind 19 per cent of all software spending between 2013 and 2014.

"These providers can best participate in the growing cloud market by aligning themselves with capable eco-system partners that can help them deliver their service-enabled offering, and enhance services delivery for their customers," Robert Mahowald, vice president of SaaS and Cloud Services at IDC, said.

According to a recent article by Network World, businesses looking to manage their costs and personnel may find that cloud computing offers an "attractive solution.

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