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Up in the Air? The Future of Cloud Computing [Infographic]
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Ideas, daydreams, and lost balloons float in the clouds. Birds do too, and airplanes. Now, so does technology. Welcome to the world of cloud computing, where data is stored, shared and passed along in an invisible domain that can be made private or public, demanding on your companies needs.
Cloud computing as a concept has been around for fifty years or so, but its origins remain a mystery. In the science world, the expression “cloud” is commonly referred to as a large conglomeration of objects that appear in the distance and are not inspected further. The metaphor was adopted in 1994, when computing companies used the cloud as a symbol to connect to the Internet.
But not until recently has cloud computing really become an industry. Now, it is a very popular channel for companies to use as a part of their daily business routine. As companies grow their online presence, their online ecosystems in turn have to be adjusted. This infographic explains what it is, how it works, and what your company can be doing to use it and help your business grow.
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About Ivan SerranoIvan Serrano is a social media, technology, and business journalist living in the Bay Area of California. You can follow Ivan on Twitter @IvanSerrano55.
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