Ever since Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, came up with the term, cloud computing has become one of those buzzwords that spread like wildfire, heralding the latest new thing on the horizon that everyone needs to be cognizant of. The fact of the matter is that cloud computing is not actually a new concept. Application service providers (ASPs) follow the same idea, but cloud computing seems to have found a better press and a wider audience. This, of course, has a lot to do with large corporations like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Adobe putting their money on cloud computing, and their solid client base readily adapting to the cloud-based business model. Given this, it won't be amiss to say that hosting in a cloud is here to stay and we can look forward to further developments on this front in the future.

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