Monday, August 18, 2008

The accidental tourist looks at clouds from both sides now

My husband, a newbie blogger, shares his views of cloud computing. I think some of the issues he raises will either gel with or grate on the views of some of the readers of this blog. Which camp are you in?


Wendy said...

Funny - our organization has just gone through the exact same thing. However, unlike most professional orgs, we have a whole 'nother population - the students.

The decision - students and alumni get the cloud solution. Staff, faculty stay with the old, hoary in-house solution because it passes the compliance tests.

I think that you have to measure the sensitivity of the information to the gains achieved removing responsiblity for the servers.

LearningAnorak said...

@wendy I will draw John's attention to your comment in case he wants to respond.

John Iscream said...


Funnily enough, I had a similar post from DrBob on my blog.

It's interesting that the universities have 2 distinct populations, with different requirements. The student body would appear to be ideal candidates for cloud computing.