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The Economist claims, "As computing moves online, the sources of power and money will increasingly be enormous 'computing clouds.'" David Hamilton of the Financial Post says this technology "has the potential to shower billions in revenues on companies that embrace it." And Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, has even written an entire book on the subject, entitled The Big Switch. In it, he asserts: "The PC age is giving way to a new era: the utility age." He goes on to make this prediction: "Rendered obsolete, the traditional PC is replaced by a simple terminal -- a 'thin client' that's little more than a monitor hooked up to the Internet." While that may sound far-fetched, in the corporate market, sales of these "thin clients" have been growing at over 20 percent per year -- far outpacing the sales of PCs.
Originally posted by TLomon
The recent news stories involving it show the major flaws of the system - single point of failure and thousands (if not more) of customers loose everything.
Originally posted by Deny Arrogance
The future seems to be heading away from centralization and towards a more holographic direction. At least I hope so.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Hundreds of Millions of people already use Cloud Computing for a myriad of needs!
Originally posted by the_denv
Cloud computing will never come to be.
I know people who have already received phone calls from certain companies asking my friend if they would like to have their VoIP servers hosted on a Cloud network.
My friends you could say are "security savvy", and like myself; we all disagree on Cloud Computing.
Cloud computing has already been labeled as "a big white elephant" by all leading network security consultants.
EDIT: Cloud computing will more than likely be digested by Social Networking Sites and starter companies. The owners of said companies and websites will find out that they made a bad move. It will be a big flop, and life will continue as normal. Too much security issues with CLOUD.
[edit on 6/1/2010 by the_denv]