posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 02:33 PM
reply to post by EnhancedInterrogator
I second that opinion. Don't like the cloud too much.
Sure there are heaps of instances where the cloud (didn't we use to call it ASP before?) can come in handy. I'm using it to sync my calendar between
couple of macs and the iStuff.
I would never use it to store documents, unless encrypted and only as a backup.
Nowadays there are RAID systems for dummies (i know, i'm one of the biggest) at a fair price. Why on earth would one want to move those same piles of
data over a network when you can pump it on a disk.
Of course Cloud providers and telco's want you to get in their cloud, another way to make a buck. Not as cheap as the disks, however, and less
But than again, all indicators point in the same direction: in due time all content will be in the cloud. You'll get it streamed when you want to
consume it (and pay for that graceful service, of course).
ANd as soon as we won't be able to run applications installed on our machines, we're back to the mainframe. Much safer.