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Hartford Group International: The Rise Of Cloud Computing Hartford Group International recognizes the potential of cloud computing

and realizes the possibilities that it can still offer. The issues on security and maintenance, rather than being fla s, can be !ie ed as opportunities for cloud computing to be impro!ed. The pace at hich ho information technology gro s can be !ery intimidating and hate!er "no ledge one has about it today can be obsolete tomorro . Ho e!er, no matter ho fast the IT industry gro s, it seems to be leading the orld to a single direction, the direction of !irtual reality. Imagine ha!ing a business ith your co#o ners residing in different parts of the country. $our employees do not ha!e to report to you physically e!eryday and you do not need to be in an office building at % &'. (till, your business gro s successfully and communication is as effecti!e as if you conduct a board meeting e!ery ee". This might unimaginable before, but not in the )*th century. Than"s to an in!isible infrastructure that can store, transmit and manage information and ser!ices much better than a filing cabinet ill do.The earliest program that can be associated to this ne trend in technology as introduced in +%,) by I-' .C in the form of an /thernet adapter card. 0ifteen years later, the term 1cloud computing2 as coined by Ramnath Chellappa, a professor in the 3ni!ersity of Te4as. Today, cloud computing may still sound too technical for an a!erage person but its impact in the orld5s technology is undeniable. The most common e4ample of hich is the email, a term hich more people are familiar of. Cloud computing may come in different forms depending on the "ind of ser!ices offered. It can be in a form of soft are#as#a#ser!ice, meaning that a multitenant architecture deli!ers an application to a number of customers using a bro ser. It can also be a utility computing li"e &mazon.com hich offers storage ser!ers that can be accessed on demand. Cloud computing ser!ices could also be eb ser!ices that allo de!elopers of an application to deli!er, through the Internet, a certain function needed at the moment instead of ma"ing the consumers buy the hole application, an e4ample of hich is Google 'aps. It can also be in a platform#as#a#ser!ice form hich means that a person can create his o n application that runs in the cloud pro!ider5s infrastructure. The pro!ider5s ser!er can then deli!er this application to the end#users. These are 6ust e4amples of hat cloud computing can do but the broadness that cloud computing co!ers still has not found their boundaries. Technically, cloud computing encompasses any e4tension of IT5s capabilities hether a subscription# based or pay#per#use ser!ice that can be accessed in real time, pro!ided that there is a connection to the Internet. In the present day, the field that has become most dependent to cloud computing is the business sector. The business side of the industry is here Hartford Group International in!ests the most and hate!er technology that affects this sector ser!es to be an asset for Hartford. Traditional businesses create applications and soft are programs specifically designed for their companies. This means that a hole staff of IT e4perts must be hired to create, run and maintain the applications that ill run the company. This can be !ery e4pensi!e, comple4, slo and impractical. Cloud computing address all those concerns. Instead of ma"ing your company5s computers do all the or", you pay for a net or" of computers hich is the cloud pro!ider ill manage all your information for you. These data can be made a!ailable to anyone hom you ill share them ith. The best thing is

you can access them any here you are, anytime you need to. Hartford Group International recognizes the potential of cloud computing and realizes the possibilities that it can still offer. The issues on security and maintenance, rather than being fla s, can be !ie ed as opportunities for cloud to be impro!ed. In the coming years, Gartner Inc. predicts that ma6ority of in!estments on IT ill be spent on cloud computing, in the de!elopment of computing platforms and disco!ering ne cloud applications. (ecurity ser!ices of cloud computing ill ha!e its orth from 7).+ billion this )*+8 to 78.+ billion in )*+9. This predicted gro th in mar"et orth, together ith the technical ad!ancements that IT industry has for cloud computing, indicates that it is going to be a ma6or a technological trend for the ne4t years, ma"ing it a !ery good in!estment for Hartford Group International. Media Contact: Hartford Group International Taipei Hsin $i Center +: 0 ;o. ,% (ongren Road Taipei <inyi =istrict Taipei City Tel: ,,: > ) > ,?)) > **?: info@hartfordgroupinternational.org http:AAhartfordgroupinternational.orgA