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Cloudy with a chance of disruption

Jun 28 2018

Artificial intelligence may be getting the lion’s share of attention as the technological disruptor du jour. But another — albeit less sensational — advance could prove to be another game-changer: cloud computing. The growing availability of convenient, seemingly endless cloud-based digital storage and services is “democratizing computing,” says Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom. New research he conducted with Stanford doctoral candidate Nicolas Pierri shows unprecedented rates of adoption for cloud-based services, spreading computing capabilities to hundreds of thousands of firms across the nation.