If you don’t use Amazon Web services, Salesforce.com modules, or rent server capacity from IBM’s facilities, you’re obviously not doing “cloud” computing, right?

Not so fast. Actually, you may already be doing some form of cloud computing, but it’s just not being called that. Cloud computing is defined as the acquisition of services from online providers. As the promise of the cloud unfolds, it’s likely that a typical cloud provider will not be a technology company, but an industry partner that is capable of sharing applications and data.

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