Bill Kalma

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The first generation of cloud computing was revolutionary in that it added business value to organizations by reducing development time, eliminating the need to procure infrastructure, providing massive scaling potential, establishing scale through multi-tenancy and by allowing IT people to focus on solving business problems versus technical ones. As cloud-based applications grew in prominence, they fought to achieve parity with legacy on-premise software solutions that were feature/functionality rich. These goals were achieved in short order, and thus the new generation of cloud solutions was born. Web 2.0 goes far beyond parity with legacy systems and leverages the power of information sharing, collaboration and the social grid to achieve value that would be impossible with a paradigm of pushing information out from a single location. The new age cloud applicatio... (more)