Posted by: ITKE
Office politics, Productivity
Sometime in 1995 I was talking to a small business owner about the importance of the internet and how will it revolutionize the way we do business, but he thought the internet was just a new toy; people will pay with it for a while and then move on. My views were different, I told him “the internet will cut the cost of doing business, it is almost free to send an e-mail to any place in the world and having a website that advertises for your business 24/7 is almost free too.”
One of the major factors that lead to the internet revolution as we see it today was the way the business community saw the cutting cost benefits the internet brought.
Today we have the same story with Cloud Computing, having various applications accessed via virtual servers will reduce IT budget, a cost cutting tool that business community loves. We still have loud voices against Cloud Computing, their main concern are “loss of control and data breach.”
I have my own reservations against Cloud Computing, seeing my data living my hard-drive stopped me from using on-line back up tools. But either we support it or not, Cloud Computing will be a part of the natural growth of the internet.