CSC560X: Electronic Commerce and Intranet Development
August 19th, 2013
The History of Cloud Computing
Technological advancements have always enabled humanity to share information at greater rates. In 4000 BC, Sumerians developed a method to write down information on clay tablets. In 1450, Gutenburg developed the printing press allowing the mass production of the written word. As we progress through the 21st century, humans now have the ability to share information on a global scale through the a marvelous invention called the internet. Companies taking advantage of the internet have been able to further the development into a repository for applications and information called “cloud computing”.
Cloud computing as defined by Websters is the practice of “storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the internet” (Groh, 2013). Before a company decides on using a cloud computing system the company needs to first understand the history, advantages and disadvantages, accessibility to the cloud computing network, and improvements to the companies ecommerce. Understanding cloud computing and the ecommerce applications of cloud computing will allow any company to quickly realize that cloud computing is the next necessary step to build a solid future in online commerce.
Cloud computing is the development and running of all applications within a web browser. Cloud users wanting to access information or applications do so by “reaching” into the cloud and accessing the information via the World Wide Web. Reaching out via the World Wide Web to the company cloud allows developers and users access to the company 's entire collection of applications and information, thus eliminating the complexity and overhead costs of maintaining a physical computing environment.
Origin of cloud computing The concept of what we today call "cloud computing" appeared as early as the 1960s when visionary J.C.R
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