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Cloud Computing is...Difficult to Define in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter users exert themselves to compose a non-geek definition of Cloud Computing

Enterprise software marketeer Christian Horak has been having fun with his Twitter network investigating whether it's possible to encapsulate "Cloud Computing" for the layman within Twitter's stringent 140-character limit.

Responses so far include one from JP Morgenthal ("Cloud computing is...The big rental station in the sky") and another from Suresh Ramakrishnan ("Wherever you go, there your applications are!").

Sun's Chief Identity Solution Architect, Mark Dixon, came up with the very comprehensive "Cloud computing provides application, database, platform, storage, and computing services in a virtualized utility to enable agile business" while SAP Platform Adviser Darren Crowder defined Cloud Computing succinctly as "A cost effective hosted platform that provisions business software capabilities on demand e.g. like electricity or water."

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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