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Computing is Becoming a Global `Utility Business`.

Walton, Nigel (2013) Computing is Becoming a Global `Utility Business`. The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

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In the last twenty years the Internet has been the driver of significant transformational change. The first period of meteoric growth (Web 1.0) was characterised by the widespread adoption of Internet-enabled personal computers (PCs) and client server computing systems within the enterprise sector. The second period of disruptive change (Web 2.0) - which is currently unfolding (2005 – 2013) - was characterised by the shift in computing from networked PCs to mobile tablets and smart phone devices whose application and storage needs were supplied and supported externally by `cloud` based systems operated by large powerful Internet companies such as the `Gang of Four` (Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook). This period of rapid technological development also saw the enterprise sector marketing and operating cloud-based software services (SaaS) and hardware (HaaS) services.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: computing, internet, global, utility computing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Nigel Walton
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:01

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