It's HP By A Nose In The On-Demand Race

from the stealing-IBM's-thunder dept

While IBM has been getting most of the publicity concerning the move to “on-demand” computing, it turns out that HP has a slight lead over IBM right now. Sun places a distant third. Of course, many expect that IBM will quickly overtake HP. I’m actually surprised there hasn’t been more discussion of the trend towards on-demand computing. People have discussed it from the point of view of IBM – and how they’re betting the business on it – but less so from the point of view of the companies that will be relying on the IBMs, Suns, and HPs of the world to provide such “utility computing”. I’m wondering what makes a company decide to move to that kind of model.

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