Big companies are into cloud spending now that computer sales staggers

Big U.S. Internet computing companies ought to surpass their plainer PC cousins when revenue season kicks off next week, as corporations and fast-growing Web players dramatically speed up their rate of hardware expenses.

Corporations are gradually more turning to new technology in making themselves more productive in a downtrodden global economy. In the meantime, a social networking and e-commerce boom spurs massive outlays on the giant server factories, powering Internet computing.