The cloud in context: everything new is old again

Nicholas Carr does a great job of putting the current hype over cloud computing into a historical and economic context.

Key takeaways:

  • Cloud is analogous to historical shifts with disruptive technologies
  • Reactions to these shifts have been emotional, but the benefits quickly drove adoption
  • The infrastructure and business models for Cloud computing are now robust
  • The Cloud assumes collaboration which will drive experimentation & innovation
  • Conflict between IT and the business can be overcome in the Cloud

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