Welcome to the final Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, How Google neutralized phishing attacks and what you can learn from them. Google announced it has eliminated phishing attacks for its 85,000 employees, and you could help yours too by following their plan.

This post marks the end of the Cloud 5. We have found decreasing readership and perhaps it has run its course. I want to thank all the folks who read this post every week over the years. It’s been a pleasure.

And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

A history of cloud computing | Computerweekly

It seems appropriate for our last post to take a look back at the history of the cloud and this piece looks at how modern cloud computing came to be.

Special report: What’s on the horizon for cloud computing | SiliconAngle

And just as we look back, it makes sense to look forward too. The cloud has not reached a static end point. It continues to grow and develop and change and this piece looks at what’s coming soon.

3 surprise cloud computing trends for 2019 — you heard them here first | InfoWorld

Finally, after a look back at the history and a look over the horizon, how about some predictions for next year? Cloud veteran David Linthicum, whose excellent insight has graced this column many times over the years, makes some predictions for the future.

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene: “We’re playing the long game here” | TechCrunch

Meanwhile, there was Google Next this week where Google tried to rev up its customer base about all the new products and services that are coming down the pike. In a wide ranging interview with TechCrunch’s Fredric Lardinois prior to the event, Google Cloud chief Diane Greene gave some insight into her company’s cloud strategy.

With new leadership, the JEDI saga enters new chapter | Washington Technology

And perhaps it’s appropriate to close out with JEDI news, that massive DoD cloud project, where one lucky winner will earn a $10 billion government contract. That the DoD is going all in on the cloud is the clearest evidence yet that the cloud has been mainstreamed.

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Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

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