What's more, Microsoft is adding to the confusion with its series of 'to the cloud' commercials, where the company makes it seem like the cloud is a magical realm that you use to fix pictures or retrieve forgotten slide shows.
Of course, the confusion doesn't begin and end with just Microsoft. Take storage in the cloud, for example. Service providers are promoting things such as 'public cloud storage," "local cloud storage," "hybrid cloud storage" and so on, but what does it all really mean, and how can it benefit your business?
The solution to the cloud definition dilemma comes in the form of research. Yes, someone is going to have to roll up his or her sleeves and dive into the technobabble and come up with a definition that fits his or her particular needs. To that end, I am participating in a webinar sponsored by Egnyte, a provider of file service technologies for the cloud, that hopefully may answer many of the cloud questions and help to better define what cloud storage may mean to your business alongside all the pros and cons. So sign up and help define just what cloud computing really is.