Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cloud Computing 101: Learning the Basics

We have briefly mentioned "cloud computing" in other posts but with all of the buzz abouut Apple's iCloud announcement this week I found an article that helps explain the basics of cloud computing.

The CNBC Special Report: "Cloud Computing 101: Learning the Basics" by Mark Koba, defines what cloud computing is, how it works, and who uses it. Koba also brings up the following differences in opinion concerning the origin of cloud computing:

"Cloud computing is fundamentally new," says Bryan Plug, CEO of Accept Corporation, a management software service company.

"It's an improved way of acquiring business services and is the proverbial 'better, faster, cheaper' way to run many business functions. It's not just a marketing tool," Plug adds.

"The concept of cloud computing is not new," counters Bill Abram, founder and president of Pragmatix, an IT services and technology consulting firm. "In fact, the term 'cloud' is used as a metaphor for the Internet. It's mainly a marketing term."
So which opinion is correct? Read the rest of the article HERE and let us know your thoughts!

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