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Why is cloud computing attractive? January 17, 2010

Posted by ranjitn in Uncategorized.

Until the 90’s, most software applications were written for mainframe use. In the 90s, personal computing and client server applications began their dominance. The 90s also saw the rise of the internet and a networked globe. Today, the pendulum is swinging back to server centric computing, much like the mainframe era. Software complexity contributes to this trend. Maintaining software by applying patches is cumbersome and time consuming. Personal computers, unlike data centers, are not very secure and reliable. There are several cases of laptops with classified data being stolen or lost. Users losing important data due to hard drive crashes and lacking any backups is not uncommon. Individuals and small companies cannot afford the time or manpower needed to maintain IT resources.



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