Foggy in the pulpit, cloudy in the pews

  The ‘cloud’ has become a buzz word, but it is really only a metaphor for the internet. Distributed computing over a network and offering software or platforms as a service has been around for decades. In the 1950s there was time sharing’on mainframes. In the 1960s companies such as Tymshare, National CSS, Dial Data, and BBN offered hosting. In the 1970s RJE (Remote Job Entry) was offered by both IBM and DEC. In the 1990s Telcos offered VPNs, and in the 2000s Amazon Web Services, Euc

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