We are a few years into this whole Cloud thing now and I’m surprised by how people still talk about it as a Cure All, some sort of silver bullet, conflating Cloud as a Service Delivery model with all sorts of things like collaboration, increased productivity, analytics – analytics?!, and a new model for application development. Wow, where can I get some of that? How much would you pay for such a wonder drug? You need only open an industry rag, scholarly journal, or turn on the TV to get blasted with some of this hype. At least I haven’t seen a “To the Cloud!” commercial in awhile.
I think we need to be much more precise in how we talk about Cloud because all of this squishiness is not only misleading, but it distracts from how we should be designing and adopting solutions that use this service delivery model. And let me once again beg for a new moniker for this service delivery model, I’m so over Cloud.
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