The cloud is the limit

The cloud is the limit

Cloud computing has become a business critical issue that no IT leader can reject it

By JOHN OREDO

In a Microsoft memorandum of October 30, 2005 titled Internet Software Services,Bill Gates reminded Microsoft’s top managers and engineers that utility computing threatened to destroy its traditional business. Bill Gates warned that software was no longer something people need to install in their computers, but a utility supplied over the internet. Coincidentally, in the same year, Google was building a large data processing plant in Dalles, Northern Oregon. These two events ushered cloud computing into the public and business domains. Since then, cloud computing has become a business critical issue that no IT leader today can reject it.

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