Date Added: May 2013
In the traditional IT model of a few years ago, when the employees of a company needed to access an enterprise application or business related data, the employee was almost always located in a company office and used a PC or laptop. In virtually all cases, the application and/or the data that the employee needed to access resided in a physical server or storage device in the company's data center. One of the advantages of the traditional IT model was that it was relatively easy to support. That relative ease of support came in part because the model had been in place for so long that it was well understood and in part because the IT organization controlled the end points.