June 12, 2018Nelson Mullins’ Trish Markus appointed to N.C. Institute of Medicine
December 20, 2017
Best Lawyers Legal Insights
Cloud computing is a misnomer of arcane origin. Originally the “cloud” was literally just a technology doodle (beyond the then-available lexicon or the plastic templates of systems architects 40 years ago). The billowing shape was used in system schematics to represent something beyond the computationally and conversationally stunted devices of the time (reminiscent of the ancient cartographers’ “terra incognita”). But over time, and especially with the dawning of the gigabyte era, the image/term has been co-opted to visually/linguistically represent what NIST has defined as “a model for enabling ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable resources (such as computer networks, servers, storage, applications, and services).”
These materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.