In 1963, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) presented MIT with $2 million for Project MAC. The funding included a requirement MIT develop technology allowing for a computer to be used by two or more people, simultaneously. In this case, one of those gigantic, archaic computers using reels of magnetic tape for memory and was the precursor to what has now become collectively known as cloud computing. Fast forward 55+ years and things have changed. IT Pro Portal brought this interesting news to us from their article, “Businesses may be reaching cloud breaking point.”

Cloud is nowadays generally perceived as the essential technology in any business that wants to succeed and thrive. However, a new report may bring doubt to that premise.

The concern is that because the cloud has delivered, it will continue to deliver. Where is the breaking point? Are organizations being distracted by promised and exaggerated cloud tools to the point of no benefit?

Melody K. Smith

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