Pictured from left to right: Mr. Jim Dowling, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Prof. Brian McCraith, President, DCU, Prof. Mike Scot, Head of School, School of Computing, Mr. Ray Walshe, Director, CloudCORE.
The School of Computing, in conjunction with various collaborators are delighted to launch CloudCORE Research Group Centre in DCU. Cloud Computing promises huge benefits to all users of Information Technology from individuals to the largest corporate users.
Cloud computing facilitates on-demand network access to a shared pool of computer resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) in a fast and cost effective manner.
It is a major evolving industry that will revolutionise how business and public sector organisations run their operations and deliver products and services. If Ireland acts now, Cloud Computing will deliver much needed competitiveness and jobs for the Irish economy. Cloud Computing makes Information Technology a low operating cost rather than an expensive capital investment. This will help small firms in all parts of the economy to grow and could lead to the formation of 2,000 new small and medium enterprises. It also has the potential to transform how children and students are educated in Ireland.