The South China Morning Post reported that China, though dense with the requisite IT infrastructure in some cities, is slow to adopt grid computing, a resource pooling concept championed by Oracle, IBM and other top vendors. Based on utility charge schemes where users pay for what they use rather than own masses of IT plant underutilized applications, storage and power owned by grid participants are harnessed and redistributed as needed so companies have mainframe strength when they need it and desktop power when they don't.
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