Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 08/05/2008 12:24
The term "cloud computing" is relatively new, but its roots are as old as the Internet. What's revolutionary is not cloud computing itself but how the pieces have come together to make doing business in the cloud seem increasingly like an economic inevitability.
Cloud computing is a simple concept: Software and services are delivered over the Web and through a browser. No servers or client software to install. Available anytime, anywhere, from any device connecting to the Internet. Businesses call it software-as-a-service, or SaaS, but for most people, it's just the Web.
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