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Microsoft is Having Trouble Moving to Cloud Computing: Google CEO

Eric Schmidt said yesterday that Google, on the other hand, might grow its cloud computing business through acquisitions

According to a Dow Jones Newswire report, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is bullish about perhaps using M&A to grow Google's cloud computing business - in contrast Schmidt noted that Microsoft was in his view "having trouble moving to cloud computing."

According to the report, Schmidt (pictured) expects the move globally from the personal computer era to the age of cloud computing to take the next 10-15 years.




Google recently acquired On2 Technologies, and of course famously has in the past bought up giants like DoubleClick and YouTube.

It has even been speculated that Eric Schmidt may have coined the term "cloud computing" though opinions differ.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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