Cloud Computing as a Disruptive Technology
The cloud computing paradigm disrupted and brought a traction to modern technologies, such as the Internet of Things, mobile Internet, and knowledge work automation. Mobility popularity is largely driven by the ability to access a multitude of applications, many of which are reliant on cloud resources. What makes cloud computing work – it is not a disruptive technology in and of itself, but a disruptive IT delivery model which leverages key technology ideas (like grid computing, utility computing and Software as a Service) to deliver IT in a much more efficient model. Because of this, cloud computing has undeniable characteristics of a truly disruptive innovation. While cloud computing has gained widespread popularity, it is still a relatively new technology that needs to overcome certain challenges. Technological barriers, for instance, are a major hindrance to the delivery of cloud-based services. The burgeoning use of cloud technology is beginning to strain mobile network capacity, and as more consumers try to stream HD media, the discrepancy between demand and network capacity will widen. To counter this problem, technology providers are already trialling the next generation of broadband networks.