Why the Cloud May Require You to Learn Multiple Words for Snow

Cloud is at the center of a convergence trend that is impacting people across all of ICT. This convergence is breaking down the walls that separated the traditional silos of IT, networking, storage and security. But with this breaking down of the walls we also need to better understand the subtleties of each other’s domains in more details.
A famous urban legend is that Eskimos have many words for snow, as it makes sense to – if you spend your whole day in snow – to distinguish the subtle and not so subtle differences.
Similar in IT, where others simply refer to IT as IT, the people living in IT tend to distinguish between operations, development, support (helpdesk), testing, portfolio management, information and master data management, etc.

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