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My Opinion on Cloud Computing: It Takes You Back to the Future

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Your program is no faster than your connection
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/15/2014 4:44:52 PM
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Honestly, I never really 'got' the thin client.  I was in a development group at a large Electronics company, and we developed high encryption phones, laptops and thin-client devices.  To this day, I often wondered why anyone would purchase one; it seemed to be no more than a "dumb" terminal, like a throwback from the remote terminals of the 1970's. I think it was a Marketing concept.  And once one company gets an idea to market - smart or not, other companies follow suit.

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Re: Your program is no faster than your connection
DB_Wilson   1/2/2014 9:35:16 AM
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Did the "Thin Client" come along sometime in the '90s? 

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Pubudu   12/31/2013 11:37:52 PM
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True a.saji cloud and the BYOD is the future for sure. 

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a.saji   12/31/2013 10:21:41 AM
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@taimoor: Yes and I feel it has captured the eyes of many big firms. A good sign indeed.            

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Re: The cloud has a place,but with caution
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   12/31/2013 12:17:55 AM
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Remember VAX-?  I started on a Digital Equipment DEC system 10 – a Mainframe.  Single Point Storage.  Funny  -the more things change, the more they stay the same.  See my post below on the various "feel" of the decades, 1970 thru 2010.

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taimoortariq   12/31/2013 12:02:27 AM
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You are right about that, but if it becomes a trend on a personal level, than it will certainly be adopted by large scale organizations as well.

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Re: Your program is no faster than your connection
Pubudu   12/30/2013 11:14:13 PM
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Jim T its seems to be that we all are hanging around the same with the different technology thanks for sharing. 

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Re: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Pubudu   12/30/2013 11:07:16 PM
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notarboca, that will be a great idea and it has much security for the important data. 

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Re: Your program is no faster than your connection
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   12/30/2013 11:04:18 PM
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1970's – Mainframe computers and 'input' terminals.  Data resides on main frame. Single Point location storage.

1980's – Introduction of PC's – data resides on PC's – millions of individual locations.  "Back-up"  is invented; strongly recommended.

1990's – FileShare/AppleShare/Internet   ---  the beginnings of connectivity.  Confusion reigns. Where is the data-? Not sure, but lets invest in a dot-com ,,,,

2000's – Internet, Networks, Apps  &  individual computing systems simultaneously mature.  Cooperative growth  yields a synergistic information  matrix. The Information Super Highway.

2010's – Internet based storage and Fileshare systems become pervasive, as  "The Cloud" – Single point location storage.  (see 1970's )

What goes around, comes around again -- eventually.

 

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Pubudu   12/30/2013 10:04:40 PM
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You are right taimoortariq, cloud computing will save lot of money by reducing the maintenance cost and the initial investment for the machines. But I believe that real gain can be taken from the organization by doing this large scale than the personal computing.

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