Archive for November 9, 2013
In “Cloud Storage…the First 50 Years”, James Maynard writes that cloud storage was first invented by J.C.R. Licklider in 1960. However, storage techniques pioneered at the time wouldn’t catch on for 50 years. Since 2010, cloud storage providers have seen geometric growth. As Forbes points out, the cloud computing industry is set to grow at a sustained annual rate of 36% through 2016, ballooning into an industry with a market worth of $19.5 billion by that same year.
Despite the popularity of online file storage and computing solutions, many businesses are left wondering exactly what they can get out of such an arrangement. Old habits die-hard, after all, and making the switch from localized stora