Cloud computing brings huge benefits in terms of costs as well as environmental gains. While each firm’s in-house IT resources require separate firewalls, switches, data storage, backup systems and so forth, the shared resource of a cloud computing company means this multiplicity of IT infrastructure, and the scarce IT talent required to build, support and grow it, is eliminated.
Stories by Michael Snowden
Is cloud computing just another dot-com boom? Scepticism is healthy whenever a new technology wave is announced, but this one looks like it is for real.
Any independent software developer who aspires to claim valuable tax credits for R&D expenditure will lie awake at night thinking about these five words: an appreciable element of novelty.