Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cloud Computing and Corporate Privacy

The Cloud computing companies would like us to believe that information technology and computing power are ordinary utilities like electricity and water, and corporations should outsource the business of IT infrastructure management to a third party somewhere in the 'Cloud', being managed by them for a monthly fee.

However, unlike electricity and water, computers contain the business process logic and business algorithms developed over decades, giving unique advantages to a corporation.

It is questionable if passing all this information in the hands of another organization managing the 'Cloud' would be safe and beneficial in the long run.

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