Hugh Macleod has been posting some intriguing questions about what’s next for cloud computing. He’s wondering who’s going to be the big player, and how it will all work. Based on Power Laws, Macleod envisions one extremely valuable company dominating market share, and becoming the one, default, go-to place for all your cloud computing needs. Think a “Google” for the cloud instead of search.

Macleod explains his idea:

The premise is simple. In the future, we won’t have or even need all our data or software programs on our own computers, they’ll be floating around somewhere on somebody else’s servers, accessible via the internet. A vast, interconnected “nebula” of other people’s data and servers, hence the word, “Cloud”.

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