Wednesday, 22nd December 2010, 16:06:41
IBM has announced that it will be providing a cloud-computing system for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in a bid to sharpen military technology.
The firm will build a system to help NATO collect and analyse data, which will help them become more efficient in the coming years.
According to Bloomberg, IBM believes that cloud computing will be a $3 billion (£1.94 billion) industry by 2015 and that this is the first such contract signed between a computer company and a military alliance.
E J Herold, the head of the project for IBM, told the news provider that the pace at which data will be processed is important in times of military activity.
"It makes it easier to share information, especially in time-sensitive situations, like combat," he said.
"It makes it easier for commanders to understand the situation and then make a decision."
Research company Gartner predicted last month that cloud computing would be one of the biggest IT trends over the coming year as firms look to reduce their outgoings.
Posted by Judy Gifford
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