cloud-definition

What does cloud computing really mean?

Many of the customers I visit misunderstand what cloud computing really means. If you google the term, you’ll find lots of different explanations and some are, in my opinion, more accurate than others. Any person that works in the information technology business has his or her own definition, and I am not an exception. My […]

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Cloud computing defined: Characteristics & service levels

An excerpt from Edwin Schouten's new book, IBM SmartCloud Essentials.

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Cloud computing in the real world

What is the cloud, really? Or more properly, what is running in the cloud? One thing is certain—cloud will likely have a different meaning and value to everyone.

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Four reasons why I hate the term “cloud”

I think most readers of this blog probably know there is no single "cloud." Saying something is “on the cloud” is about as specific as saying something is "on the Internet." This term isn’t going away – but that’s okay, because I really like hopeless causes.

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