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?

3 comments:

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...

@Wendy

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.