Cloud - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Probably heard of cloud by now - maybe even had a little play with bits of it through things like Google Docs or even something a little meatier such as salesforce.com. But where is cloud going, and will it be the marriage made in heaven for an organisation's future? Firstly, cloud is not a brand new technology. At the "Something old" level, the cloud is based on approaches that have been proven in the market over the past few years - particularly on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and web services.