Deciding to hire a software consultant is a brilliant way to improve your business processes. Consultants advise on best practices, which will result in greater profitability and competitiveness. Hiring a new consultant, however, can land you with even greater challenges, which can damage your company’s reputation, set you back months, years, or worse. Our consultants have had to perform several "repair jobs" on partnerships such as these over the years- and I can tell you that the headaches these clients are left with, are 99% avoidable.
The overall concept of delivering computing resources through a global (web) network actually began in the 1960’s with the ideas of visionary JCR Licklider (see Intergalactic-computer-network with apologies to Al Gore). Mr. Licklider’s idea was for everyone to be interconnected, accessing programs and data from any site, anywhere. While not called cloud computing back then, the similarity to modern day definitions cannot be ignored.