I can only see cloud hosting going one way. More acceptance and more small businesses adopting the concept.

If you look at how technology trends have moved in the last century, they usually start with the largest corporations being early adopters, primarily due to economies of scale. But as technology becomes more and more affordable, many more medium-sized businesses start to adopt enterprise solutions. That makes technology more affordable, which leads to more small businesses adopting the technology as well.

In the case of the Internet, this widespread connectivity tool was open and available to research labs and the military-industrial complex for the longest time. Then, all of a sudden, the commercial web sprung to action. We saw small businesses learning to market online before the large corporations. Interesting twist.

Cloud hosting is a way of doing business online that shows a lot of promise for businesses of all sizes. While there has been a lot of talk about it being less expensive than traditional computing resources, that really depends. It can be, but it can also be more expensive. However, for the average business that ends up paying for parts of a solution it doesn’t use, they can put the additional expense into resources they do use. And there’s the power of cloud hosting. It’s only going to get better.