There are many surveys and predictions from the IT analyst that the services and applications which fall under the column of cloud computing will see a great rise in coming years. This boom will sweep away many other softwares and physical services which are available as well as used now greatly, for good. Cloud e-mail for example is now being observed as the next feather to the cap of cloud computing services and application is now gaining rapid popularity among people.
There are many examples around you can check out for yourself which are easily accessible and few of these are Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace and which also allows you to save around 500 MB of data which in normal standard can save around 1000 documents. Many other applications and services are being launched from these as well as other IT giants in the race for providing better and more convenient services to us.
These cloud computing applications and services are easy to use as well because they are developed in such a format which is more or less similar to the software which was previously used offline by us, just a bit modified for more convenience. Saving this files and folder after working in the web server actually means that you can access the same from just anywhere in the world and you do not have to save them in your memory stick. This kind of flexibility is like a heaven for many and many people with these applications have been able to make their business much more organised and successful, leaving no room for errors.
Skype is another such cloud computing application which allows you to make phone calls from your PC and laptop for free and charges a very nominal amount for other calls, which is too good to be true for almost everyone.
The benefits one can derive from cloud hosting are endless if you actually know how to derive. Users do not have to bother themselves to buy, install or manage software but can do the same for almost free over the net. Employee cost is reduced to great extent since the work can be organised much rapidly through these applications and can be managed in a very short time.