Meeting Information Technology Needs in the "Cloud"

More firms are unleashing their employees from desks, workstations and even heavy laptops.

Most companies will soon be meeting their information technology needs courtesy of a confluence of cloud computing, tablet computers and mobile applications.

The rapid emergence of the “cloud” -- an Inter- or intranet system for storing and processing IT functions -- will enable firms to ditch expensive PCs and servers for lightweight, mobile tablet computers without sacrificing any computing power.

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Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter