Eric Schmidt says he has achieved his ambition of climbing Mount Everest, if only from the comfort of his own office using the 3D capabilities of Google Earth.
From today, Google’s chief executive can also plumb the deepest oceans after he announced the launch of “Ocean in Google Earth” at the California Academy of Sciences.
For an idea of the revolution that is sweeping through the world of corporate IT, consider the case of General Electric.
Cloud computing has attracted public attention mainly because of the rise of online applications offered by companies like Google, or because of the emergence of services like Amazon.com’s EC2. Yet it also represents a sea-change in corporate computing.