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Mobile Cloud Computing by Huijun Wu, Dijiang Huang

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Introduction

After the Millennium, witnessed by milestone events such as Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) service online in 2006, Utility Computing (2007), and a glut of active parties in the increasingly popular field of Cloud Computing (2008), etc., today, Cloud Computing generates over 100 million matches on Google. The scope of Cloud Computing grew from simple infrastructure services such as storage and calculation resources to include applications. However, this meant that forerunners such as application service providing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) would also henceforth be included under the designation of Cloud Computing.

At the bottom of these developments was the eventual shifting of IT services away from local computers ...

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