Before the cloud people would either have a room(s) with their computers in, or maybe a computer no one touched sitting under a desk. With the advent of the cloud another option exists.
What is the cloud? It’s a question that I have asked at a number of trade shows to the vendors there and even at shows with ‘cloud’ in the title. I get many different answers, normally it depends on what the vendor is selling, but it does show that ‘cloud’ is a term used to cover a multitude of sins and often abused by marketing types. In the article below I will attempt a quick romp through the ‘cloud’.