aspdaddy - 2:55 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have just read the article and am in fact a little sympathetic to his point of view.
I do think he is totally out of touch with business computing - cloud is just a natural progression of outsourcing & virtualisation & is here to stay.
But in light of the recent attacks on wikileaks I think anyone with similar risks may want to avoid cloud. The other 99.99% of businesses that dont have "police accesing data without a search warrant" on thier risk register dont need to worry.
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.
They do, Google apps premium has SLA & phone support. Buy you dont need it if you use local sync tools, salesforce & ms crm have had this for years