At the beginning of the decade, 0n the cusp of the rise of cloud computing, I was asked by an editor to write a story about the pros and cons of using the cloud for enterprise applications. At the time, the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server was considered foreign and more than a bit scary to many in the enterprise computing space. That article was my first foray into writing about cloud computing, but it wouldn’t be my last.
Since that first cloud computing article, I’ve written dozens of case studies, blog posts, and white papers on the topic. In 2014, for example, I was asked by a major publisher of technology-related content to produce an eBook series on cloud computing. More recently, my clients have asked me to produce blog posts on specific aspects of cloud computing as the practice has become more ubiquitous. Even as far back as 2011, I was writing about cloud computing’s impact on K-12 education.
When it comes to the cloud, I’ve been on it since 2010.