Getting On the Cloud

AT&T announced that it will join Google, IBM, and Amazon.com in offering a cloud computing service, and one of its first customers is the U.S. Olympic Committee. "Cloud computing's appeal is that it can eliminate a company's need for its own data center. It also lets businesses pay for bandwidth on an on-demand basis," says this WSJ article.

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