Stacey Higginbotham wrote a provocative post that fired up a lot of people detailing 10 reasons why cloud computing won’t take of within enterprise. The post is great – but more importantly there are some exceptional responses from different players – both evangelists for and detractors of, cloud computing. The post and comments are well worth a read but briefly, Stacey’s 10 reasons are;

  1. Security
  2. Lack of an ability to datalog
  3. Generally based on a specific platform
  4. Reliability issues vs in-house data centre
  5. Portability issues (data accessibility and file formats)
  6. Environmental concerns
  7. Jurisdictional issues with remote and offshore hosting
  8. Issues around the speed of access with cloud based data
  9. The fact that large enterprises already have their own “clouds” within the firewall
  10. Bureaucracy issues – the conservatism of enterprise decision makers

All in all (and putting aside for a moment what your thoughts are about the post itself) this sort of discussion is what makes blogging such a powerful medium. It’s fast, harnesses the collective knowledge of some very clued up people, and is unconstrained by any one vested interest.

Read it and rejoice!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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