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Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Hey, you, get on to my cloud.”

On the theme of the ‘cloud’….

If the Rolling Stones had time back or rather, were just now embarking on their career, they’d be writing “Hey, you, get on to my cloud.” Most everyone is now saying to us or telling us, that is just what we should be doing – getting in[on]to ‘cloud computing’. Many analysts and researchers, such as Gartner and the IT Governance Institute, are happy to tell us that’s exactly what we will be doing. The ‘cloud’ is inevitable. Its advance is inexorable. It’s capacity is inexhaustible (might have to be careful on that one; see Parkinson’s Law – “programs expand to fill all available memory”). So we shouldn’t fight against it; we should embrace it. Continue reading