incrediBILL - 3:10 am on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
I gotta say that Bill is right on, at least from where I sit. I've been urging my customers to get away from owning big boxes.
You actually don't agree with me then :)
I'm OK with the cloud on my cell phone, not OK with the cloud on any mission critical task.
Until those cloud services (Google) come with real live tech support where you can get someone on the phone to fix your problem, even if you have to pay, I won't host a site or email in the cloud.
I'm OK with technologically challenged people, even small companies with no IT staff, using cloud computing devices because it does a lot for them, including synching and backup, most of which they'd be mystified or ignore in the first place.
However, I run my own dedicated boxes, my own email servers, have been doing so for years and completely happy with it.
Note: when you read about people's accounts getting hacked or screaming about being locked out of gmail, I'm not one of them :)
Chrome OS is doomed according to experts so it might not matter.
The experts also claimed Android was doomed, had no future, and now Android devices outsell everything in the phone business.
Price will be the deciding factor IMO, nothing else.