Cloud computing is a name that gives headline writers smiles of joy, because there are so many ways they can play off the image or idea of the "cloud" in their headlines. But cloud computing is also giving many businesses and individuals smiles, too, as they unload processing or storage tasks from their own systems onto third-party services, which promise to do these tasks less expensively.

Watch the video above for a look at where cloud computing is going. (And please don't say, "The sky's the limit!") You can also listen to the podcast of our September 20, 2011, program "Cloud Computing and Customers: Strategies for Success"