Not that many years ago, the widespread usage of the Cloud was certainly up for debate. For example, early Cloud upstarts in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) began challenging the enterprise software delivery model (at the time, this was called Software as a Service, or SaaS). Surely a real business wouldn’t use an unproven software delivery model. Well… they did, and they did it en masse.
Today, banks are using the Cloud for storage of customer documents. Schools are using the Cloud to convert student records into electronic records. Even healthcare providers are leveraging the Cloud to provide access to medical files and improve quality of care. Cloud computing continues to make its mark on all kinds of businesses. This is because business decision makers feel the Cloud deployment value proposition will cause them to be better off than traditional methods.