Google Versus Microsoft: The Fight for the Future of Cloud Computing
This article is talking about the world's largest IT companies - Google and MS already prepare for the fight of cloud computing. Every large IT company wants to develop infrastructure of cloud computing so that they can play an important role in the future.
This article mentions that Google has been developed most of their applications on the web. The most famous one would be "Google App Engine," it provides a platform so that people can build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. People also can share and discuss their application there and test others applications. This platform not only uses the concept of SaaS but also the web 2.0.
Finally, it discusses about which company will win the fight. And it says, "Google and Microsoft might wind up splitting this new space between them with each playing to their strengths. At the same time, a third company might hold the key toward developing the cloud. "
I agree with this point of view, these two companies have their own strengths, for example, Microsoft has the largest OS market (so that MS can combine their IE with these new features); on the other hand, Google has the largest search engine market. It might be a big war and the winner might surprise everyone (a smaller company wins)?! Who knows?!