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Four Ways to Look at Cloud Computing
Here are some ways we commonly look at cloud computing, not all of which are completely compatible with each other
By: Unitiv Blog
May. 6, 2012 08:00 AM
Like other trends in technology, cloud computing is constantly being redefined and re-understood. The fact of the matter is that, while we have a general agreement on what cloud computing is, the term has come to mean many things to many people. The advent of cloud storage services and even Apple’s iCloud has only served to further muddy the waters, even in IT.
In the most basic sense, cloud computing refers to the use of an app or service that’s hosted in a non-traditional, non-server-based manner. In that sense, however, cloud computing is very broad, and perhaps that’s the right approach.
Here are some ways we commonly look at cloud computing, not all of which are completely compatible with one another:
At its core, cloud computing is about the correct use of IT resources, about mitigating risk, and about providing users with the solutions they need when and where they need them.
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