What’s in a cloud?

Having been around the IT industry for a while I’m no stranger to buzzwords and tech fads.
The current trend is “cloud”, of which I’m personally a fan as it has forced a lot of large organisations to change their offerings while providing benefits to organisations of all sizes.

It still throws me however when I speak to prospective customers who raise their objection to solutions like Office 365 because the technology is relatively new and unproven.

So I sat down on my soapbox with a laptop and wrote the following piece for BoxFreeIT about what “cloud” really means: http://www.boxfreeit.com.au/Blog/origin-of-cloud-shows-dangers-of-marketing.html