This one is about "Clouds" - and surprisingly it is nothing to do with climate change/global warming. Not making much progress on that site, with the assistance of Google, I found this.
What is a "Cloud" I here you ask. Well, from the latter document we learn:
"In its broadest form, we can define a 'cloud' is an elastic execution environment of resources involving multiple stakeholders and providing a metered service at multiple granularities for a specified level of quality (of service). In other words, clouds as we understand them in the context of this document are primarily platforms that allow execution in various forms (see below) across multiple resources (and potentially across enterprise boundaries, see below) – the main characteristics will be detailed in section II.B. We can distinguish different types of clouds (cf. section II.A.1), all of which have in common that they (directly or indirectly) enhance resources and services with additional capabilities related to manageability, elasticity and system platform independency."
This document may make some sense to those of an IT "bent" - but to me all it means is yet another method whereby we can be monitored, 'data-ised', controlled and managed.
Someone care to disillusion me? Is this just yet more crap down the "per"?