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Ben Kepes is an analyst, and entrepreneur, an commentator, and a business adviser. His interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property technology. As a commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and as an extensive blogger. He sits on the boards of a number of organizations, both commercial and not-for-profit. Ben is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 197 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Is Cloud a Revolution or an Evolution?

02.21.2013
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One of the reasons for setting up the CloudU program and certificate was a desire to scale the one-on-one work I do helping small and large businesses and the people that work within them understand what the cloud actually is. This is made all the more necessary because of the messages these people get from different technology vendors – those who claim cloud is a solution for all the world’s ills, and those who claim cloud is just the same technology we’ve had before, but with a fancy new label on it.

I’ve long said that I believe cloud is revolutionary – primarily because it melds technical innovations (virtualization, the web, APIs, etc.) with new ways of doing business (a utility model, subscription basis, ease of use). Put these two things together and you have a revolution.

To help get this message across I filmed some video recently and had it animated to punch the message home – enjoy 2:36 of a justification for why cloud is indeed a revolution.


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