Changing conversations show evolving nature of the cloud

To get a sense of just how far cloud computing has come, one need simply examine the sorts of discussions that those in technology have about it, and how those conversations have changed. Only a few years ago, people were struggling to fully get a sense of what the cloud was capable of, and what was to come. Now, as the cloud has raced forward  with options such as with with options such as billing software and B2B email marketing software, it’s clear that it is no longer just about its potential,” although plenty remains.

Looking back
Even as recently as 2008, the discussion around the cloud was mostly about its “promise” for the future, according to The Wall Street Journal. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, a former vice president with IBM, remembers participating in one conference in which the only conclusion the panel was willing to come to was that, as the organizer said , the single “clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is.” Now, as the extreme variety of possible uses for the cloud have become so clear, Wladwasky-Berger and others like him do not look at the cloud in the same way.

Instead , many consider it to be a whole new model of computing that has to be confronted on its own terms – as it evolves, it defies the way people used to view the way to work. At a recent CIO conference, the cloud was one of – if not the – main topic of discussion for those in attendance. The productivity boosts that the cloud can enable mean that those who are in charge of a company’s technology need to do their best to take full advantage of the cloud. Yet only a few short years ago at the same conference, the discussion centered on just how, exactly, to use the cloud  – and, indeed, what it was.

That quick movement toward   its  its   it its current level of indispensability shows just how much promise the next few years have. If your company is interested in expanding its cloud presence, consider BMI Cloud Solutions. With award-winning tools such as NetSuite and OpenAir, we can help you take your operation to the next level.