Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Mar 2010 18:25 UTC
Microsoft Seventy percent of the 40000 people who work on software at Microsoft are in some way working in the cloud internet, CEO Steve Ballmer said in a talk to comp sci students at the University of Washington. "A year from now, that will be 90 percent," he said. Ballmer also said that Microsoft wants to help foster the development of different cloud internet-computing services, both private and public. All Microsoft products including Windows, Office, Xbox, Azure, Bing and Windows Phone are driven by the idea of being connected to the cloud internet.
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I hate cloud computing
by twitterfire on Sat 6th Mar 2010 13:04 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I don't want some *entity* to have ownership over my apps and files and to lend them to me for a monthly basis. Do you?

I love my computer and my apps& files should stay there, not on some corporate virtual space.

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RE: I hate cloud computing
by kaiwai on Sun 7th Mar 2010 22:20 in reply to "I hate cloud computing"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't want some *entity* to have ownership over my apps and files and to lend them to me for a monthly basis. Do you?

I love my computer and my apps& files should stay there, not on some corporate virtual space.


Who said that cloud computing would replace peoples desktops and laptops? at best the only thing I see cloud computing as is simply a giant warehouse that you can retrieve your information from when using multiple devices.

Btw, no one will have 'ownership' over your 'stuff' - you will still retain ownership just as if you were to rent a flat; even though you don't own the flat, you still own the contents of the flat - the bed, sofa, television and so on.

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RE[2]: I hate cloud computing
by Soulbender on Mon 8th Mar 2010 09:33 in reply to "RE: I hate cloud computing"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Btw, no one will have 'ownership' over your 'stuff' - you will still retain ownership just as if you were to rent a flat


You're forgetting that we're talking about the "all-your-base-are-belong-to-us" IT industry.

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RE[2]: I hate cloud computing
by darknexus on Mon 8th Mar 2010 11:26 in reply to "RE: I hate cloud computing"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Btw, no one will have 'ownership' over your 'stuff' - you will still retain ownership just as if you were to rent a flat; even though you don't own the flat, you still own the contents of the flat - the bed, sofa, television and so on.



One important difference there, if you rent a flat then *you* are the one who goes inside it. You can see your stuff, and remove it at will.
Who owns the off-site servers you're going to be putting your data on? Do you see them? Are you able to have your data expunged when you wish (not just have them tell you it's been removed, but actually know that it has)? Who owns your data if they decide you no longer deserve access to your account? What happens if their servers go down and you lose all your data and, if the environment these cloud companies want comes to be, you have no local backup?
The old bit of wisdom still applies. If you don't want something known to others, do not put it on the internet. As does the other old bit of wisdom: Always keep a backup, and keep a backup of that backup, and keep yet another backup of the second backup...

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