Cloud: The first mover advantage

Some service providers in the backup and business continuity sector were selling cloud services before the name had been coined. Ian Campbell talks to two of them.

1st September, 2012
Eoin Blacklock, founder, KeepITsafe.

For one section of the IT services community the cloud is definitely a case of the emperor's new clothes. Early movers in online backup and disaster recovery were among the first to see the advantages of web-based solutions and were somewhat bemused to find themselves part of an emerging cloud movement after many years of going about their business.

Eoin Blacklock was just out of Trinity College in 2003 when he came up with the...

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