Category Archives: Explaining Tech

This category contains posts of explanations I make to non-IT people about IT stuff.

Is “cloud” a marketing term?

In short “yes”. In another life, it would’ve been called utility computing or something-as-a-service; cloud represents the current term on what Compuserv, Amazon, and Dropbox, Salesforce and the ilk provides. My previous article explains cloud computing to non-IT people. “Cloud” used a marketing strategy of rebranding to distance itself from its previous terms.
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Introduction to Cloud Computing

If you are reading this, you are using electricity at one point when your device is plugged into the wall. In a sense you are using a utility, the electric company, that provides a resource for you, electricity, remotely. Behind that wall socket is a vastly complex infrastructure that deals with providing and billing you for the electricity.

So how does that relate to cloud computing? Quite a bit.

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