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Dec 30 2008   7:34PM GMT

Terms that we heard (and heard and heard) in 2008

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

In the Register, John K. Waters has written about the year’s most overused terms: They used ’em, you reeled: the year’s most overused phrases (Green cloud-as-a-service, anyone?)

Top of the list? No surprise — cloud computing:

Credit crunch and economic meltdown aside, if 2008 is remembered for anything in tech it will be for the domination of the phrase “cloud computing”. The “cloud” was seized on by start-ups and tech giants rushing to catch the next wave or remain relevant.

The usual suspects round out the list: Web 2.0, agile, green and fill-in-the-blanks-as-a-service.

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