1. IDG Contributor Network: Clouds may not reign supreme

    IDG Contributor Network: Clouds may not reign supreme

    The funny thing about pendulums is that they love to swing. There are plenty of examples, from politics to nutrition, but computing cycles also illustrate this cycle.

    The mainframe computer was a centralized model, with access through dumb terminals. PCs enabled distributed client/server computing. Now we are swinging back to centralized computing, with dumb smartphones connecting back to robust cloud-services. Enterprises are shuttering their data centers and moving to cloud services.

    Most of yesterday’s applications (CRM, ERP and UC) are moving toward the cloud. But the swing back to a distributed model is inevitable. The Internet of Things ...

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