November 20, 2008

The Cloud vs the Platform: What’s Best for the Enterprise?

Erik Arnold

With cloud computing, you do not have to worry about the hardware, software, bandwidth, wires, security, and the other myriad issues that come with a typical software purchase.

The concept of cloud computing is not new and has been championed, at times heavily, during the past 20 years by IBM Relevant Products/Services, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and countless amounts of venture capital dollars. While a lot of the current press talks about this “new” frontier, a quick bit of history may give business and information managers a better framework for leveraging this important new way of computing.

Full story at CIO Today

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