Use of remote computers has been
around since at least 1964, but the current marketing buzz called Cloud
Computing might make you think there's something new. However Cloud Computing
is merely the newest label for the 1964 remote computing service called "Time-Sharing" at
Many readers agreed with my recent
blog that the Cloud
is a new label for old technology - "think connecting to a mainframe over
telephone lines," and I encourage you to read my November
eCommerce Times column about some important Cloud computing legal issues .
More Cloud History
By Peter S. Vogel
Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column for eCommerce Times is entitled " The Cloud...