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Will SMB Cloud Computing follow the path of Client-Server?
Techaisle believes that in about 5 year’s time, SMB Cloud Computing will begin its steady route of complexity of client-server technology. Client-server technology (alternatively server-based computing) became increasingly complex to implement and maintain because of the following reasons:
- Lack of control
- Complexity in development and usage
- Muddled TCO
- Intricacies in Data Integration
- Expensive implementation
- Dependency on Consultants
- Too many Vendors providing niche solutions
Historically, these are the very reasons that gave rise to thin-client computing which quickly transformed its nomenclature to Desktop Virtualization. Again the promise of lower TCO, “access anytime, anywhere”, centralized computing with de-centralized user capabilities, disaster recovery and standardization is still struggling to make a definitive statement for SMBs.
Similar signs are already becoming visible in the Cloud Computing arena. The beneficiaries of this complexity will be three different types of entities:
- Those that provide consulting to SMBs prior to Cloud Computing Implementation
- Those that provide consulting and data integration across clouds post cloud implementation for SMBs
- Those that have a stack of offerings providing not only cloud solutions but also seamless data exchange capabilities for SMBs