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Bob Evans
Bob Evans

Global CIO: Cloud Computing's New Name: 500 Reader Suggestions!

The CEOs of HP and IBM say "cloud computing" is a lousy name, so we asked you to come up with a new term--and your 500 responses tell us a lot about ourselves.

Nuclear Computing, Thermonuclear computing, Thermonuclear network, Fission Computing, Fusion Computing, Fusion Network, Computer Neutrons, Computer Fusion, Computer Fission, Software fusion, Software fission--from Kumar

*Utility computing, from Jerald

*Internet Intelligence, Internet Collective Intelligence, Internet Databear, Internet DataCargo, Intenet Data Striker, Intenet Data paradigm, Interner Server paradigm, from Kamala

*VISP - virtual infrastructure service provider, or HISP - hosted infrastructure service provider for the public cloud providers, from Sean

*LDC or Logical Distributed Computing, from Michael

*On this one, I admire the guy's single-mindedness but doubt his selflessness: Compuline, which is the name of G.K.'s company

*Service Oriented Infrastructure (SOI), Infrastructure Oriented Service (IOS), Infrastructure As Service (IAS), Virtual Infrastructure As Service (VIAS), Virtual Secure Infrastructure As Service (VSIS or VSIAS), Secure Virtual Infrastructure As Service (SVIS or SVIAS), from Piyush

*Business Fusion Computing, Business Fusion, from Tom

*Robust Processing, Robust Computing, or Services When Needed (SWN, pronounced swin), from Howard

*Platform and Infrastructure as a Service (PIS), from Leandro

*Clear sky services (Class). Thats what it is class computing, from Dick

*OSTS - One Stop Technology Shop! FTFL - Future Technology For Life, BAAP Computing - Business Aps with Amazing Power ( BAAP - also means Father in Indian Language ( Hindi) ), NGC - Next Generation Computing, NBA - New Life for Business Aps, Elastic Computing Stretch your limits, from Avinash

*VEI or VIES for Virtualized Enterprise Infrastructure, from Scott

*Virtual Pooled Infrastructure or Virtual Infrastructure Pool, from Dan

*V'GER - Virtual Global Enterprise Resources, or Skynet, from Peter

*Process Outsourcing, from Guy

*Dynamic computing, from Don

*Subscription computing , from Abhijeet

*Collective consciousness computing, Intercontinental Consciousness Computing, Program Pangaea, from Brendan ("I like the idea of the world sort of coming together in its ability to share resources and apps.")

*S.O.U.R.C.E. Computing Yes, S.O.U.R.C.E is an acronym, but I think it touches on the high points (no pun intended) of what Cloud Computing brings to the industry: S (Scalable) Services on Demand, O Outsourced Resource U Utilize Use R Re-make, Re-model C Consumer Controlled, Customer Controlled E Elasticity, Elastic Ability --from Phil Parker

*Long live the cloud! from Joe

*DAVE = Dynamic Applications (in) Virtual Environments , Dynamic Applications (in a) Virtual Environment , from Lisa

*Cyberlink, from David

*HEIDE = Hyper Enabled Infrastructure (in) Dynamic Environments; HEI = Hyper Enabled Infrastructure; VSCA = Virtual Synthesis (of) Computing Applications; Dynamic Environments Hosting Virtual Infrastructures (DEHVI); Dynamic Virtual Host Environment; Hyper Workstations (in/through) Virtual Environments; Hyper Access to Infrastructure Environments, from Lisa

*Cyber computing, from Joe

*Virtual Data Center, from Mark

*In the short-but-sweet category: Web 4.0, from Aaron

*inSynch computing, from Mandy

*Swarm, from James

*Fusion; Praetorian Computing ("leader"); Rapture, from Reese

*Transformative Computing Environment: TCE will improve the TCO of your ITO. It wouldn't be right to not use an acronym for a new significant IT delivery mechanism. From Paul.

*Giant Computing: group of interconnected always-available nascent technology, or giant is a net term, or giant is a new technology, for the self referencing kind; also, Grand Computing (general rapid application new design). From Rob.

*WAN-abe (like "wannabe"), from Scott

*SC=Shared Computer, CC=Cloud Computer, from Jamie

*Virtual Computing, Pool Computing, Pooled Infrastructure computing, Aggregate capacity computing, Dynamic Computing, Dynamic Resource Computing, from Boon Ee

*Hosted Information Technology System (HITS), or Hosted Information Technology Services (HITS), or Hosted Information Technology System and Services (HITSS); also, Business Process Outsourcing over Internet (BPO-i), or IT Process Outsourcing over Internet (ITPO-i); also, IT Services over Internet (ISI), or IT Infrastracture on Internet (III), or IT System on Internet (ISI); also, Online Business Process Outsourcing (O-BPO) or Online IT Services Outsourcing (OISO); also, Cyber Computing Outsourcing (CCO). From Ferdz

*Inclusive Computing (IC); also "some whacky ones: Umbrella or Brolley Computing!", from Sanjay

*HP Magnet, from Imran

*NOVIBUS System: NOt VIsible BUt Scalable System, from Kirk

*On this one, I'm not totally sold on his nominations but I sure like his negotiating approach:

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