Nick Carr

How the Cloud is not "what we already do", and why Larry Ellison is wrong

Larry Ellison has stated that Cloud Computing is "everything that we already do", and In many ways, I totally agree.  The big difference is that Cloud-based technologies let us do everything much faster, smarter, and often at a greatly reduced cost.

Cloud Computing encompasses a lot of areas (and we go into more detail below), but whether you're talking about Google Apps or AWS, "the Cloud" brings some very disruptive changes. Here's the broad strokes: