It's about business transformation
Looking from a technological viewpoint at the Cloud, you will find out that a lot of 'state of the art technologies' is not new at all. Nice example is Virtualization, a concept developed in 1947 and already more than decade's in use.
Everything that is delivered through the Internet is called Cloud nowadays. Lot of hype and hot air. Within no time it providers has reinvented themselves into Cloud providers. So be aware of the wolves in sheep cloth.
Having said this the Cloud is here to stay and is only at the beginning of its development.
Cloud is a game changer
Through the automation of the operational processes of IT itself, a huge cost advantage drives the providers to invest in Mega Computer Centres. What's more, these providers bring very good functionality to the market against very affordable prices. Worlwide consumers already enjoy the advantages of Cloud Computing using their billion apps daily. The same goes for SME's. They have lowered their cost level in exploiting the functionalities of the Cloud. The corporates are in the start-up phase transforming their internal it infrastucture and experimenting with functionalities like email, social media, testing, etc.
The ease of use of Cloud Computing is laying technology into the hands of business men. Into the hands of people who need it, when it is needed. This will transform the business. New business models are emerging because of the flexibility and affordability of the Cloud.
Look at what the iPhone and iPad has already changed in your own life in a very short period. Your employess would like to have the same experience working for your organization. Clever business men will start using Cloud Services. Clever CIO's will start experimenting with the Cloud, step by step.