Originally Posted by Masked
Pick a secure cloud and you'll have less won't have privacy issues.
Originally Posted by r3skyline
The cool thing about is. Is that you can grab the stuff from their server even if you're on just 3G or whatever on your carrier. Even if you built your own server (which I have btw), how would you go about pushing stuff thru your carriers network?
I can grab stuff from my server anywhere in the world with just about any device.
Clouds are not new. Not even new this century. IBM, DEC, Data General, SGI and SUN have all done the cloud thing decades ago. It didn't end well. Part of the issue was the infrastructure, which is not much of an issue any more and that is why we see the "cloud" concept coming back again. The installed technology finally caught up with the concept. Another issue was privacy. Most of the companies involved in earlier cloud setups had data stolen and even lost some data due to mismanagement (the tools were not developed enough to deal with the cloud concept). Again, most of those issues have been addressed. I work with a few companies that are using cloud services. They are using it to save money on internal support and infrastructure. Most are in a short term pilot to see if it does work well and saves money. I am not convinced, but I am the type of person that likes to retain control of my data.