I've been working on a special report on cloud computing for an upcoming issue of Insurance Networking News, and one of things I've run up against is there really is no exact definition of cloud— it spills over into a lot of areas.
In many ways, we've been doing “cloud” for years, but just haven't been calling it that. The first time we signed onto the Internet (in my case, 1993, when AOL opened up its proprietary network to access WAIS [Wide Area Information Server] databases), we were accessing the cloud.
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