Saturday, September 19, 2009

Why I Don’t Trust the Cloud

Isen er usikker ...

The ice is thin ...


“Cloud computing” has easily replaced “Web 2.0” as the current trendy buzzword. The state of California is even turning to it for government systems. I have to say, however, that I have serious reservations about heavily implementing cloud computing in my own work flow. I believe that cloud computing is the killer app of the future, but the future isn’t quite here yet.

Don’t get me wrong. I do make limited use of cloud computing applications, especially Gmail. But mostly, I don’t feel comfortable putting my entire computing life “in the cloud”. Here’s why. [...]

Access. [...]

Backups. [...]

Data Loss. [...]

Service Stability. [...]

Privacy & Security. [...]

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