You may have come across the idea that cloud computing is just another hype, and it will be over in a few years.
Sure, there have been trends in IT that didn’t last forever, such as expert systems or gopher.
It is here to stay
But cloud computing is a manifestation of a deeper trend in the management of information technology. True, there is more to this trend than just cloud computing, but it is here to stay, as parallels in other industries show.
To understand the future, you must understand the past. I wrote my first computer program in 1973 on punched cards. A lot has changed in how people manage computers since then. That, and how other maturing industries such as automobile manufacturing have evolved, show us how the future might look like.
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