Our Cloud Definition (What is Yours?)
To help take the fog out of cloud computing, we here at IDC Government Insights have spent a lot of time surveying, debating, analyzing and ultimately reworking our basic definition of what cloud means.
Every IT company with a product to promote tends to tack on the word cloud just to drum up interest. This summer I even saw someone advertising their cloud in a box solution
"Just like the weather, everyone seems to talk about cloud computing these days. But it also seems that everyone has their own definition of what qualifies as a cloud solution or a cloud service. This lack of clarity is a problem."