Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The History and Future of Cloud Computing

Though many people tout cloud computing as the next big thing, the idea is almost as old as the computer itself.

The concept was born in the 1960s from the ideas of pioneers like J.C.R. Licklider (instrumental in the development of ARPANET) envisioning computation in the form of a global network and John McCarthy (who coined the term “artificial intelligence”) framing computation as a public utility. Some of the first uses included the processing of financial transactions and census data.

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