One of the real advantages of cloud computing is that it eliminates the need for legacy software while reducing costs and required resources. For example, choosing to add more cloud services rather than expanding enterprise resources to create a hybrid approach can maximize pricing flexibility. Providing access to cloud-based billing and rating engines, a revenue recognition solution and configure, price and quote (CPQ) systems can extend the useful life of legacy systems. Cloud systems are agile and scalable, and they can integrate with other cloud and enterprise solutions.
DNA sequencing was still very expensive and rare at the time, but Mangubat and her cofounders at Spiral Genetics anticipated a day when the cost of sequencing a genome would drop enough to allow scientists to sequence hundreds of thousands or millions of human genomes, whole populations, and compare them to learn about disease. To analyze such a volume of data, with the technology of the time, would have been prohibitively difficult and time-consuming, Mangubat predicted. Her company aimed to leverage cloud-based computing to crunch those huge gene sets, taking a fraction of the time.
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Google has also crammed more advertising onto the top of search results and squeezed money out of businesses like YouTube. And it has pushed aggressively into wooing corporate customers for its cloud computing business, putting it into the kind of lucrative but boring business that early Googlers once sneered at.