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Every Cloud and His Dog

by Gyrocom

on Jun 16, 2014 5:07:00 AM

Since the term “cloud” was adopted by the IT industry, it has become a buzzword abused by businesses as diverse as service management providers, vendors, resellers, and just about any companies offering some form of Internet based service. Nobody wants to be the unpopular, backwards kid on the block, still toting a flip phone while all of his friends buy smartphones. So today, everything is in the “cloud”, and everybody has to have one or become one.

As it creeps cancerously across the market, cloud computing has become a popular guise to spice up plain old outsourcing. Online outsourcing has been around almost as long as the Internet, and includes such simple things as email providers and file hosts. In 2010, BBC news published an article on cloud computing. The article used Rentokil Initial as an example of a company that used cloud computing, after it moved its email services to Gmail.

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