[PDF] Cloud Confusion: Separating the True Cloud from Marketing Hype

By | April 2, 2015

In the world of information technology, “cloud” has become jargon that is reminiscent of the word “plastics” in the iconic 1967 film, The Graduate. The “cloud” will solve all our problems, faster, cheaper, and more reliably. In reality, cloud is a heterogeneous concept and although it has promise we need to be careful not to oversell its capabilities. There are many variations in architecture, capabilities, and security. Companies are increasingly marketing the cloud and its benefits, which is to be expected, but I’m concerned that my CIO peers are falling captive to the promise without scrutinizing each iteration of “cloud” they are being sold on…and there are many.

Source: ihealthtran.com

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for most Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 25 years in the kiosk industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.