What’s so great about cloud computing and why should you invest in companies using this technology?

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by Carlos de Miguel

Question by Hip Hop Hero: What’s so great about cloud computing and why should you invest in companies using this technology?
I heard it’s good to store things so that businesses can have their employees able to work on the go (mobile).

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Answer by Harley Drive
it’s all hype, trusting your data to a company that may not even exist next week is madness , any company can set up a private network using the internet, any outage and you lose everything and how can you trust a company that may also store your rival’s data?

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Q&A: Cloud computing, whats the name of the companies and their stock symbols?

Question by ken m: Cloud computing, whats the name of the companies and their stock symbols?
Im looking for the new companies

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Answer by Common Sense
Cloud Computing companies: AKAM, CRM, CTXS. RVBD, FFIV, VMW, RAX

New companies????? These may be new to you….. I’ve been in & out of these for quite awhile.

BTW: Joe Fahmy mentioned these this week in his Monday video;
http://www.stocktwits.tv/the-next-big-move-with-joe-fahmy-090610/

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Right now I’m in (since Jan, & May): AKAM, CTXS & VMW
I have (this year) been in FFIV. I’m looking at RAX as a new entry.

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Q&A: three top picks for cloud computing companies?

Question by touroneinc: three top picks for cloud computing companies?
for example , google i think is one , what are two more?

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Answer by Aron R
First, a definition of “cloud computing”:

“Utility computing … also called cloud computing, on-demand computing and software as a service [SaaS] … exists when the user accesses software and/or data from computing resources located on the network.”

There are such a wide variety of options available that you may wish to clarify further what you’re looking for. Two examples:

If what you’re seeking is online storage and processing cycles, perhaps for a Web-based startup company, you might look into Amazon Web Services (e.g. S3, EC2):

http://aws.amazon.com

If what you are looking for is a SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) system, one obvious option is Salesforce.com:

http://www.salesforce.com

Some advantages of SaaS:

http://www.smallbiztrends.com/2007/12/software-as-a-service-expect-to-see-more-of-it.html/

The primary disadvantage is that you’ve put your eggs into a “cloud” basket; if your provider’s service goes down or is otherwise unreachable, your business may be dead in the water for a time. Some thoughts on this:

http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/07/oscon-day-2-prophet-your-path.html

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What companies will pay to use my server?

Question by Jared M: What companies will pay to use my server?
I have a spare server. Is there any company that will pay for usage of my small server through something such as cloud computing. I do not want to start a company to get someone to use my server. Instead I want to know if it’s possible just for some larger company to pay for usage of your server and that company is the one that finds clients that pay for usage of its servers. I’ve asked this question before and got no response. After searching again and again I still can not find such a company. Does on exist?

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Answer by Eric. master musician
These Company’s are so greedy all they want YOU to do is pay THEM money.

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Investing in Cloud Computing, which companies to look for?

Question by Frosty Z: Investing in Cloud Computing, which companies to look for?
If i want to invest in Cloud Computing, what companies do i look for in this industry?

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Answer by ITFC
I’d be very cautious, wouldn’t invest in any until things stabilize in the market.

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