With all the talk about cloud computing and its impact on business, innovation and sustainability, it’s important to understand what the cloud is — and what it isn’t.James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, provided his company’s take on the subject this week at the Autodesk University, where cloud computing was Topic A for the annual users conference that drew more than 8,000 people. [Disclosure: Autodesk hosted my stay at the event.]The main advantages cloud computing provides — connectivity, mobility, flexibility and the power of infinite computing — are easy to grasp. But less well understood is the definition of clouding computing and its key attributes.Staten sought to bring clarity to the matter in a talk about for four common myths of cloud computing.
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