GigaOM: 10 Reasons Enterprises Aren’t Ready to Trust the Cloud

by Volker Weber

Many entrepreneurs today have their heads in the clouds. They’re either outsourcing most of their network infrastructure to a provider such as Amazon Web Services or are building out such infrastructures to capitalize on the incredible momentum around cloud computing. I have no doubt that this is The Next Big Thing in computing, but sometimes I get a little tired of the noise. Cloud computing could become as ubiquitous as personal computing, networked campuses or other big innovations in the way we work, but it’s not there yet.

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"The Next Big Thing" after what? I read about Carr's new book and wrote a German blog enty (don't mind the blog itself - maybe it gets alive sometime ;-)) about it. Now I read the book and as written in teh blog entry he is not wrong, but I think the cloud will have its impact a level deeper and in special applications but not as general IT basis.
The GigaOM article goes in the same direction. However it mentions the SMB and startups but doesn't really include them in the thinking. Web Startups like twitter may be a candidate for cloud computing, but I guess these startups are still a minority.

Martin Hiegl, 2008-07-02

Seems like I didn't close my link - could you correct that, please, Volker? Thanks!

Martin Hiegl, 2008-07-02

Seen in the source that there's no link content - dunno how that happened - the Link
Sorry for "spamming" here, Volker. If you want please insert this link above and delete the other comments. Thanks.

Martin Hiegl, 2008-07-02

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