IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - January 2018 - 8
Cloud HOSTING Backup
Internet of Things
LIFTING THE CLOUD of
Business partners can lead the effort for uniform definitions for common cloud terms
y first job out of high school was telemarketing phone and paging systems
for a telecommunications startup in Eastlake, Ohio. One of my early clients
was a medical billing company that worked by literally parking a van
outside a doctor's office, carrying boxes of handwritten records out of the building
and retyping them into a minicomputer. They didn't use terms like "outsourcing"
or "service bureau," but that's what they did and what they were.
Jim Kandrac is the
president and founder
of UCG Technologies.
Jim is a supporter
of education that
people to use their
A few years later, while attending graduate school and interning
at IBM, I supported a manufacturing client whose administrative
staff was transitioning from IBM
Selectric typewriters to the IBM
Displaywriter. They didn't call
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the dedicated word processor a
Software as a Service (SaaS), but
that's effectively what it was.
In 2005, "vaulting" was the
buzzword of the day. It eventually
morphed into online backup, then
cloud backup. Recovery became
"business continuity" and then
"data protection," but it was basically the same thing.
What's in a Name?
They say history repeats itself,
and there's no better example