Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th May 2008 13:41 UTC
Features, Office eWeek's Debra Donston has penned down five ways the end user desktop in enterprises will look different in five years. While some of her ideas and predictions make a low of sense, there are a few things which are slightly debatable. Mostly, the reliance on virtualisation and web applications.
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RE: Frame of mind - The Cloud
by jabbotts on Fri 30th May 2008 18:36 UTC in reply to "Frame of mind"
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For me, it's the obscurity of the term.

The Net has a place, I can "look" in a way and see that my computer is here and on the other side of this divider is The Intertubes; I'm good with that. My data is here but I can travel over that to get to my destination.

The Cloud takes my data out of my possession and places it out nebulously on that Intertubes thingy. Where is my data? Who knows, it's in the cloud. Who do I know my data is secure; meh, cloud says so.

Even as a security type, I'm not comfortable with having my data out in The Cloud. I'm willing to listen if I'm missing something in this concept but under my current understanding; not comfortable at all.

In a business setting, all the data belongs to the business and a centralized software/data management system that provides both through any authenticating terminal makes perfect sense.

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many people don't want viruses trashing their computer but they have no problem giving out their entire identities to the whole world.

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