Executive SummaryCloud computing is a new technology that is based on Internet and remote servers. Many companies have introduced cloud computing to their organization because of numerous benefits that are associated with the technology. Cloud computing shares some details with Web 2.0 that may include features such as sharing of information but cloud computing approaches it specially rather than Web 2.0 that approaches it conclusively. Some benefits of this technology are that it is cost efficient, numerous resources can be accessed easily, and there are minimal consequences in terms of entering or leaving the technology while the shortcoming of the process are that is security porous, dependency and bottlenecks because of networking.
Introduction of this technology to an organization will require changing most technology within the organisation. These changes may affect operating system, hardware, middleware, application software, infrastructure, and communication facilities. Moreover, introduction of cloud computing introduces numerous management issues. Realignment or organisation and changes within the organisation will have to be encouraged. Some management issues that will be brought into consideration are maintenance, reliability, managing legacy system, risk management, organisational issues, managing assets and outsourcing.
IntroductionTechnology is developing at a faster rate resulting in numerous consequences to an organisation. An example of such technology is cloud computing. Cloud computing is continuously developed to suite the requirements of an organisation. Thus, the aim of this report is to analyse cloud computing bringing into considerations its definition, current position of the technology, relationship with Web 2.0, and its pros and cons. Moreover, the report analysis the impact of cloud computing in changing technology and management issues relative to an organisation.
2.0 History and Current StateCloud computing is an important development in information technology sector, and it has continuously played a major role since its inception. Cloud computing as a long history and influence in information technology sector bringing into consideration factors such as: 2.1 Cloud computingCloud computing is a computer technology that is emerging and it utilises Internet and central remote servers to maintain both the applications and data (Miller, 2008). This means that cloud computing allows businesses and consumers to utilise applications without the need of installation but allows access of personal files and information with only accessing the system through Internet.
Utilising this technology allows efficient computing through centralising memory, bandwidth, processes and storage. To achieve its goal, cloud computing is segmented into three parts, which are platforms, applications and infrastructure. Each segment is developed in such a way that it serves a specific function that ensures business operations and human requirements are met (Manken, 2008). 2.2 Current State of Cloud ComputingCloud computing like other utility services takes some time before they are completely embraced. Many organisations are developing cloud computing technology and they incorporate this technology in their daily activities.
Organisations are continuously appreciating the importance of cloud computing through understanding its numerous benefits including its flexibility. More applications and services are included into cloud computing ensuring that it can accomplish numerous requirements and fundamental of different organisation entities. However, its development is inhibited by luck of appropriate knowledge concerning cloud computing, capabilities of cloud computing and numerous benefits associated with cloud computing.