The case for the cloud

Kicking off a 12-page special, Ian Campbell introduces the different flavours of cloud computing and the benefits that they can deliver

6th March, 2010

There is a never-ending buzz around business technology and a constant queue of vendors anxious to upsell organisations to something smarter and slicker. Prospective customers have to separate the hype from the hard facts, and be mindful of emperors who wear new clothes.

In the case of cloud computing, some will tell you that its antecedent is the centralised computing power of the mainframe. Others may point out that the hosted delivery model was touted...

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