Is cloud computing the way of the future?
Is there a dark side to cloud computing that is yet to reveal itself, or is this truly the way of the future?
That is a great question Emily. I believe more and more business applications will move to the Cloud. We have seen this with the likes of Salesforce for CRM, Xero for accounting, etc. But Cloud Computing may not be perfect for every scenario. For instance, if an organisation has some unique business requirements or has some business processes that cut across multiple applications then it may not be easy in such cases. The biggest challenge when moving business applications to the Cloud will be how these applications integrate with others.
It seems all rosy, except for maybe sercurity issues and data storage issues. You just need to be clear on where your data is stored and how it is to be handled by the company you are using.