[Wiltshire] Wired West - talk on Cloud Computing
Simon Iremonger (wiltslug)
wiltslug at iremonger.me.uk
Wed Jan 26 20:24:12 UTC 2011
On 2011-01-26 20:08, Dianne Reuby wrote:
> Forgot to mention it's free!
... my reliable informants tell me 'cloud computing' is
one of those buzzwords that turns up and doesn't really
fundamentally change anything... Just a word made up
to describe a trend / selling-idea...
I can't be there but I'd be interested to hear about the
potential negative-aspects, if anybody asks about them,
privacy/security, 'locus of control' and 'no access to
underlying information', 'forced upgrades', slow access
times, no physical control/local-backup, unwanted cross-
user data security vulnerabilities on shared systems,
loss of locally handled audit-trail, ....
Of course there is the positive 'share the costs of the
hosting' and 'central maintenance' and 'patching handled
remotely' sorts of potentially-positive aspects. etc...
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