Cloud Computing: Outlook is still, well...

Sidekick phone users who were data loss victims are pointing their fingers at Microsoft, now that they own Danger, the company who provides storage services for T-Mobile's Sidekick customers and was a recent acquisition of the software giant. And with that, cloud computing gets its reputation, well, sidekicked as a result. Deserved or not on Microsoft's or cloud computing's part, it certainly will give pause to CTOs who may have been warming up to the idea of trusting the safekeping of data in someone else's hands.

New technology is bound to fail, and if it does so in spectacular fashion, there are lots of reinforcing lessons to be learned from them. Obvious Lesson #1: Whether you're a big or small company or an individual, always have a solid backup plan.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 10/14/2009 at 11:59 AM


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