The Debate Over Definitions Rages On

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the debate over the definition of cloud computing has reared its ugly head again. From panelists at the recent VoiceCon event to GigaOM guest contributor (and AT&T VP) Joe Weinman, everyone’s trying to define the cloud to meet their purposes. The venture capital community has jumped into the fray as well, and a new report from McKinsey added fuel the fire. Derrick Harris rounds up the various definitions at play this week, and points to some of the problems they present.