Intel Cloud Computing Taxonomy and Ecosystem Analysis

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    A taxonomy is a fancy way of identifying the parts of something – and then agreeing on what to call those parts. Easier said than done when it comes to ubiquitous ‘cloud computing’ that is now sweeping over the industry. Intel IT joined with other Intel business groups to not only address the technical aspects of this initiative, but to also to understand the business opportunities and impacts.  "Our goals were to provide common, standard terminology; help understand the rapidly evolving market; and identify key suppliers as well as products that meet our needs. Steps included defining the primary categories of cloud computing service, segmenting these into subcategories, and creating an ecosystem analysis of the suppliers within each category."  What has your organization done to prepare for the potential changes coming with ‘cloud computing?’ And, do you believe it will be a storm or just a drizzle?