Google and VMware have teamed up to remotely run Windows apps on Chromebooks and Chrome desktops by allowing users to easily access the software on a remote machine.
Troubled hardware maker Dell has become one of the first high profile companies to dump its public cloud plans.
Businesses must work on fitting around a changing landscape known as "shareconomy" or risk being left behind, Ovum has warned.
The analyst company said that in the future employees will face a different way of working life, never tethered to one location and able to share and access knowledge more easily.
Google and VMware have teamed up to facilitate the rapid expansion of the lucrative Cloud computing market.