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Bank 2.0 by Brett King

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Computing in the Cloud

As we become more mobile, a great deal more of what we do will need to become detached from our work computer, laptop or enterprise network server. The ability to get access to our data and core applications on the move is one simple example. Restricting this data to physical devices in one specific location is not going to work. So the trend has been for laptops to get more capable so that we can carry them with us. But laptops still have to deal with access to corporate data, security issues and such, regardless of their portability.

For this reason, Google, IBM, Apple, and even Microsoft are making various bets on what is known as cloud computing. Cloud computing is an emerging computing technology that uses the Internet ...

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