In other words, cloud computing is much more than on-demand pricing or lower IT costs. It provides a new model for sourcing computing, which, in turn, will lead to significant changes in the business and IT landscape. To quote film producer Leonard L. Levinson, A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesnt see the clouds at allhes walking on them.
Kishore S. Swaminathan is Accenture's chief scientist and the global director of Accenture Technology Labs' systems integration research. This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue of Outlook, an Accenture publication. Copyright 2010 Accenture. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
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