Cloud Computing: Been There, Done That?
October 7, 2008 Leave a comment
The foggy future of cloud computing spins up yet another e-week arcicle:
At one time, businesses generated their own electrical power with their own equipment. Over time, electrical power became a generic commodity accessed, as today, over the power grid. So, Carr contends, cloud computing is a natural evolution from premises-based IT operations, and, over time, nearly all our computing services will come from a cloud.
“I think it carries out my thesis,” said Carr in an interview. “I do think it’s the next big thing—it’s where the innovation is today in computing. More and more, what used to be done in-house will shift to the cloud. That doesn’t mean it will happen in one, two or five years. For big companies, it will take a long time. It does seem to be playing out the way I anticipated. In the past four years or so, I’ve been surprised at how quickly things have moved forward.” Full Story