Debating cloud computing

Larry Elllison on stage.

Larry 'the cloud' Ellison. Image via Wikipedia

In 2008, Larry Ellison said “The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.” Check out the full article here.

Now that I have quoted a famous person to get your attention, we’ll go back to debating things that matter.

Mark Hubbard, who is one of the directors at my company, and I were debating the merits of cloud computing. I found myself in the uncommon position of defending the conventional wisdom. I spoke about accessing everything from multiple devices, the potential cost savings, and the ability to avoid the software wheel of fortune game, etc.

Mark, however, pointed out the major weakness of all this fluffy goodness, which is that internet access is a necessary condition to make this work. In some parts of the world, this access is no given, especially not at the speeds required to run semi-complex software.

Where will it all go? TPS report is not about to make any sweeping pronouncements. We will, however, seek to take advantage of cloud-related opportunities, and keep TPS planet informed along the way.


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