The cost saving potential in cloud computing is one of the main reasons it has seen such fast growth. This is true in all aspects of cloud computing, not just business management software like an ERP cloud solution.
David Linthicum recently posted an article at inforworld.com in which he discusses how cloud applications are helping to bring governments in developing countries into the modern world.
Now there is infrastructure, data and software available to up-and-coming state entities that had been financial out of reach for them until recently. By bringing these countries into the 21st century cloud computing will ultimately help improve business in those areas by bringing them into the global marketplace.
That means new markets are becoming available for US enterprises, especially those who have already adopted a cloud solution.