Found History, Briefly Noted

Tom Scheinfeldt's link blog, companion to Found History.

Sep 25

What is Cloud Computing?

You know what it is. But have you ever struggled to explain “the cloud” to anyone outside the tech community? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is here to help. NIST is working on a standard definition of “cloud computing” so it can help provide effective guidance and promote security standards to government and industry. The current revision (number fifteen) is three pages long, so I don’t think it will help your elevator pitch. But I’m glad nevertheless that someone is putting some thought into this.