Forbes recently released the second iteration of the Cloud 100. The list is littered with software companies, which shouldn’t come as a surprise unless you’ve been living under a rock. Forecasts and adoption rates for cloud technologies are all over the map, but the trends are clear – cloud computing spending is projected to double and reach upwards of $160 billion by 2020.
Over the past decade or so, the bulk of Point of Sale solutions have consisted of one of two flavors: PC-Based and embedded (cash registers, vending, kiosks, etc) applications. Not long ago, tablet-based POS providers started to enter the fray with simple, but intuitive applications running on aesthetically-pleasing platforms aimed directly at small merchants.