The World Economic Forum started a research project at Davos 2009 concerning cloud computing, which they broadly define to include all kinds of remote services, from Software as a Service to virtual machines.
Andy Oram was asked to provide some ideas on the implications of cloud computing for business as well as its future operating environment. This wiki is a discussion forum where anyone with relevant and valid ideas can suggest points for ongoing research into the social and economic issues (as well as relevant technical issues).
Cloud computing is a huge topic, of course, spawning whole fields of study (as well as a lot of hype). This wiki tries to focus on long-term social and economic effects, especially on a global basis.