Some Experts Say Cloud Computing is Nothing New
It's either the newest thing in online delivery of a dizzying array of services to the masses and back office alike, or it's really nothing new, depending on who you ask.
For instance, to Pat Valentino, senior vice president of real-time solutions at FIS in Jacksonville, Fla., the term "cloud" has become jargon.
Another technologist who has studied the idea of cloud computing at length is Michael Lupacchino, a marketing associate at NSK Inc., a Boston-based IT management and consulting service that specializes in small and medium-sized businesses.
Lupacchino recently researched and wrote a white paper titled "Hybrid Clouds: The Best of Both Worlds" and said, "Cloud computing was a vague concept to me when I started. I saw a lot of different uses for it, including the very public uses of the Internet for Amazon and Google apps and storage and things like that."