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Cloud Computing May Have a Silver Lining for Telcos, Report Finds
Telecom service providers will enjoy the positive impact of cloud computing
By: Pat Romanski
Feb. 11, 2009 03:00 PM
Telecom service providers will enjoy the positive impact that cloud computing is likely to have on application managed services markets, says Light Reading's Insider
The emergence of cloud computing technologies is likely to have a significant impact on the application services and managed services markets, including efforts by telecom service providers to expand their portfolios to include application-based hosted offerings, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider (www.lightreading.com/insider), a paid research service of TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).
Cloud Computing: The Fog Begins to Lift explores and analyzes the most significant aspects of the cloud computing sector. It presents a map of the emerging market structure, showing the relationship between critical enabling technologies and cloud services. It reviews the needs of various types of user of cloud computing services, highlighting the drivers for and barriers to adoption of such services. It also draws conclusions about how the market will develop, and what the opportunities are for those in the telecommunications sector. Finally, the report presents a competitive analysis of 15 example providers of enabling technologies and services, as well as profiling the key players.
For a list of companies analyzed in this report, http://img.lightreading.com/lri/pdf/lri0209companies.pdf
"The cloud computing space is still relatively immature, and even those in the industry acknowledge that perceptions of the term vary," says
Cloud computing market drivers, which include possible cost reductions and speed and flexibility for bringing resources online, are strong despite any potential barriers, Dicks notes. "Cloud computing has the potential to change the accepted ways of doing business," he says. "Some in the cloud space believe things are changing and that cultural barriers to IT outsourcing are not insurmountable."
Other key findings of Cloud Computing: The Fog Begins to Lift include:
Cloud Computing: The Fog Begins to Lift is available as part of an annual single-user subscription (12 monthly issues) to Light Reading Insider, priced at
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