There has been an increased importance to Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). These have been regarded as disruptive changes in the way technology services are delivered.
Will cloud computing make the traditional outsourcing irrelevant?
Although cloud computing has a disruptive impact on traditional outsourcing, it would not make traditional outsourcing completely irrelevant. Cloud-based offerings are standardised and meant for large number of audiences. Large corporations have their individual requirements that need a customised solution and they also remain skeptical of security issues in public cloud computing. Application Development and Maintenance work is likely to remain relevant for such firms. However, non-core functions, such as Human Resource Management (HRM), have been increasingly moved to cloud.