By 2020 the cloud computing market is forecast to exceed $241 billion – but how did we get here? Where did it all start?
Though the actual history of cloud computing is not that old (the first business and consumer cloud computing services websites – salesforce.com and Google, were launched in 1999), its story is tied directly to the development of the Internet and business technology, since cloud computing is the solution to the problem of how the Internet can help improve business technology.
Business technology has a long and fascinating history, one that is almost as long as business itself, but the developments that most directly influenced the history of cloud computing start with the emergence of computers as providers of real business solutions.
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