Thursday February 27, 2020

Cloud: Gathering clouds and a wind of change

From the pioneering work of Salesforce and VMware to an explosion in public and private cloud platforms, Ian Campbell explores a paradigm shift in ICT.

1st September, 2012
The cloud comes in many confusing guises, but the whole represents a paradigm shift in the way ICT is delivered.

More than a decade ago, it was Sales that pioneered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), delivering its hosted CRM application over the web and quickly finding a customer base. The move did not go unnoticed and by the early noughties even Microsoft was talking about Application Service Providers, a phrase that died while the model evolved.

As the decade progressed, big enterprise vendors introduced the idea of utility computing and on-demand services, with infrastructure as well...

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