Updated Feb. 17, 2017 at 6:29 a.m.

Premium Lock TechWire@15: Think 'cloud' is new? In 2002 a Durham startup (Porvio) helped coin the term

Published: 2017-02-17 06:25:00
Updated: 2017-02-17 06:29:04

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"Cloud computing" has become pervasive today, but you may not remember that a Durham startup in 2002 helped set the stage for that development. Provio CEO Gordon Kass used what he called the "cloud" to utilize "downtime" on PCs regardless of geography. "Cloud" showed up the first time in Local Tech Wire on Jan. 28 in a story about Porvio and how slow websites were hurting web sales. Here's a look back to the origins of "cloud" usage as part of our 15th anniversary observation....

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