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Cloud Computing Explained Simple

December 5, 2010

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So I have been hearing talk about Cloud Computing since about this time last year, and to be honest to this day I don’t have a crystal clear idea what exactly it is, how I can use it, how it will help me, and so on. I know it is the future, but don’t really know why. So to see this video, and have the concept of cloud computing explained to me by a 10-year old is kind of scary.

I got to thinking that it is true, these kids are just like me and my parents, I grew up with a computer, my parents didn’t. I have a blog and don’t mind my life being in the online space, my parents don’t and do mind. Even if we go back to my grandma… she would put cheese in front of the mouse, that is how computer-illiterate she is. Of course I do remember shopping before amazon, and the world where e-mail was something strange and unknown, but me and my generation are just a bit behind these 10- year-old computer-wizards who used laptops and mobile phones as baby-toys. So indeed as a whole they are more knowledgeable and savvy than us, or even more- the generation above us. It is good to listen to these kids, see what they do and pay attention to what they have to say, because they are the ones who will think of the next big thing.

Good for Accenture to position themselves in a way that shows their understanding of the changing world, but I have never doubted that one of the best consultancy agencies in the world could do that. Anyways, the video is adorable and very thought provoking. But still.. what is cloud computing really?

Infograph from Wikibon

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