Posted by: ITKE
cloud computing, DataManagement, online security, Uncategorized
Your facebook profile is in the cloud, your tweets are in the cloud and your LinkedIn profile is also in the cloud, so why so much worries about moving data or applications to the “cloud”?
If we take a deeper look, most of our online activities are taking place in the cloud. Online banking, for example, is all happening in the cloud, you are accessing your account which resides in a database that is stored in a server.
The actual movement of data from our storage devices to the “storage in the cloud” gives us the mental image of having the data move from our hands to someone’s else’s hands, but we already do that when we perform any transaction online.
The mental image of seeing our data leave our storage devices will hinder most of us from moving our data to the “cloud” but it will also take from us chances to take full advantage of the cloud technology.