Why is it that Europeans are so much more receptive to innovation and new technology?  Not their own, usually, but technology from the USA?

Regardless, the Cloud is the center of the new technology universe for a variety of reasons and in a number of discussions:

Virtualization
Big Data
Do Not Track
Consolidation
Green

And the horse is out of the barn – so to speak  And there’s no turning back now
 
Thanks for Stacey Higgenbothem and  GigaOm
Amazon’s Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today’s uncertain economy — Cloud Computing News