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Cloud guy sees four hot spots.

STEVE Clayton one of Microsoft's top people in the UK - his delegate's badge read "cloud computing guy Microsoft" - says there are currently four main areas of development and interest in the digital space.

Could computing - Where users can access software from cyberspace rather than having to download it on to their PC or laptop.

Social computing - Twitter and Facebook are just the start and there has been much discussion at the conference on where this is going.

Natural user interfaces - Which will see technology developed to use more natural forms of command communication such as speech.

Hardware - With the iPhone and the iPad being the start of a revolution in hardware technology.

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LOOKING AHEAD Microsoft''s Steve Clayton at the Thinking Digital conference
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 27, 2010
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