ICTpost Governance Bureau
When the internet boom came along in the mid nineties a common phrase used was Internet time, referring to the speed at which the Internet was developing and the rate at which organizations had to move to maintain competitive advantage. Ten years later the phrase Web 2.0 emerged as a term encompassing the new social Web applications that were being developed such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
What exactly is cloud 2.0 ? It is a term that really applies to software and platforms rather than infrastructure as a service. Salesforce.com are using the term and it represents the next stage in the development of their cloud based applications. The first stage of the cloud delivery model, software as a service(SaaS), is providing access to applications with similar functionality to desktop applications but hosted in the cloud with the advantages that brings (access anywhere, scalable, etc). This has proved incredibly successful already. This type of software service is termed cloud 1.0.
The term cloud 2.0 describes SaaS that integrates Web 2.0 social networking features and functionality into cloud based applications. An example of this is Chatter from Salesforce.com which provides a twitter type facility to the Salesforce.com CRM application suite. A key feature here is collaboration and sharing of information between users in real-time for business benefit.
Cloud computing is a trend which is integral to Web 2.0 which brings all sorts of user data as well as operating systems online and this makes it unnecessary to use storage devices enabling content sharing platform with web access.
Some Advantages Of This Trend Are:
In most cases the user does not have to worry about the operating system and hardware that is being used.
The corporate job and file sharing become easier, since all the information is in the same “place“, or the “cloud computing solutions”.
It is easy to imagine that we came from a generation of services. The difference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is that, with the concept of the web as a platform, involving applications in social networks, and IT, this term is new for the web and just because of that, it is hard to update the technical specifications, but a change in how it is perceived by users and developers is an environment for interaction and participation which today encompasses numerous languages and call the second phase.
Now we are in the era of stage or semantic web where we intend to make use of networks in an intelligent manner, approaching the world of artificial intelligence.
What Can We Find In Web 3.0?
We understand the critical success factors in this new environment are absolutely linked to the simplicity, applicability, usability among others. In these 3 aspects even the WEB 3.0., the question is whether the opportunities created by new technologies will bring clear results and applicability to justify a new wave on Internet or not.
The Gartner says that by 2016, cloud compute services will become the largest single segment within the public cloud services market in India growing to $140.8 million, and accounting for about 14 per cent of total public cloud services spending.
Growth in application infrastructure services or platform as a service (PaaS) will also be high, although it is a smaller market relative to the other segments. PaaS is strategic and considered to be a critical growth driver for other segments, including BPaaS and SaaS.