02 Dec '11, 12pm

The 4 Myths of Cloud Computing in Business

The 4 Myths of Cloud Computing in Business

With all the talk about cloud computing and its impact on business , innovation and sustainability , it's important to understand what the cloud is -- and what it isn't. James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research , provided his company's take on the subject this week at the Autodesk University , where cloud computing was Topic A for the annual users conference that drew more than 8,000 people. [Disclosure: Autodesk hosted my stay at the event.] The main advantages cloud computing provides -- connectivity, mobility, flexibility and the power of infinite computing -- are easy to grasp. But less well understood is the definition of clouding computing and its key attributes. Staten sought to bring clarity to the matter in a talk about for four common myths of cloud computing. Myth 1: The cloud is just another name for outsourcing. No, it isn't, sa...

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