Cloud Computing Enables Us to Know What We Don’t Know (Day 3 of 3)

Yeah, yeah, cloud computing is great. So what? What does it have to do with us? Why should we adopt cloud computing if we don’t fully understand the real benefits yet?

Here is my point. We know that cloud computing will make a huge difference, although we don’t know what difference it will be. There is a gap between what we don’t know and what we know. The true value of cloud computing, I believe, is to fill in this gap by enabling us to know what we don’t know yet. Just like Google, the internet search giant, is building an experimental superfast broadband network 100 times faster than most home broadband connections. Who knows how much value will be created if people were given a flood of connectivity at a consumer-level price?! But the crowd wants to have a taste and find out what will happen!

The same thing happens in the cloud computing market. For example,small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are playing a significant role in facilitating the adoption of cloud computing.  According to the research, companies with fewer than 500 employees account for half of all private-sector workers, and SMBs produce half of the private, non-farm GDP in the United States. What will happen when cloud computing enables these companies to access big data at an affordable price? What will happen when they can easily adjust their business size to the economic fluctuations? How much innovation will blossom from there and change the world?

Don’t you want to find out the answers? Where do you think cloud computing is taking us?

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