Cloud computing expansion planned by environmental services company

October 27, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

The use of cloud computing offerings is proving to be a success at an environmental services company.

Mark Stone, chief information officer at Safety-Kleen Systems, explained that his organisation currently uses cloud computing technology in around 15 per cent of its applications, reports Computerworld New Zealand.

While this usage is currently confined to functions such as customer relationship management systems and travel management, the executive explained that the company is looking to increase its cloud usage.

"I can go to a variety of [software-as-a-service] providers and put in software that’s every bit as functionally rich as anything I’ve developed on-site," he explained.

Safety-Kleen Systems is looking into hosting as much as 35 per cent of its applications in the cloud within the next three years.

According to a recent report from IT industry analyst Gartner, cloud computing is set to have a "profound" impact on a variety of organisations across the world in the next few years.