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Windows 7: Windows Azure: The Cloud Is Inevitable

21 Oct 2010   #41
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
Just doesn't sound very safe to me. With all the data flow how do you protect it?
Cloud computing?? Via the internet???? Wait! That's it! Clouds....In the sky! Internet....The net

AAAAHHHHHH!!!! SKYNET!!!!!! Run for your lives!!!!
This is win.

~Lordbob


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22 Oct 2010   #42
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I agree with the risks though I'm sure it will be touted as safer than conventional storage/usage but if I'm cautious to put up my music, pictures, financials, personal information then what in heavens name is it going to be good for?

heaven - clouds haha get it
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22 Oct 2010   #43
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

And just imagine the people on the cloud who are horrible at managing their data and OS - I have been on countless machines that look like someone took a big ol' software shit on it - whatever bloatware you can think of, multiple versions of a program, data files from 1992, trial software, outdated drivers/AV, AOL and whatever crap you can think of....or will the cloud gladly keep it all clean a new for you?

how often will see we pop ups telling us to pay for the newest upgrade of certain software - I guarantee the vendors will increase these just like college textbook publishers forcing new editions every other semester.

and what about cloud clones(c)? Malware that redirects users to false clouds to collect data or lag/break data streams
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22 Oct 2010   #44
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What we need is a really a strong wind to blow the CLOUDS away...............far away!
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22 Oct 2010   #45
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wouldn't want to be working for the IT department when this happens, there goes the jobs for fixing local issues with the OS and files.

I would really pray that hospitals and the like stay away from the cloud!! in 2008 I had surgery scheduled during a tropical storm one surgeon was scared to drive in it so canceled. Considering my surgery was done with a da Vinci Surgical System robot and that's connected to networks what would happen to the hospital if it was on the cloud and a major storm took out the connections? do people die?

see lots of security issues, lost jobs and TONS of law suits in the first few years if this really happens.

What I would love to see instead would be tablet computers, easily portable, power to do most computer tasks with internet access. granted these devices are starting to show up but not with the hardware and software most IT expect in a device at least IMO. We could all have GB or TB storage in small cards like ID that store personal files and can transfer to the device wirelessly or connected if the need arises. Apps could be rented for local use or purchased and stored locally.

The possibilities are endless and doesn't have to include having everything in data centers which could be the biggest target for terror attacks and if not physically protected could end up leaving large companies or an entire country without data.

they want our trust in the clouds and I was told as a young boy to keep my head out of the clouds and here on earth and I think I will heed that advice.
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22 Oct 2010   #46
HJA

 

Fun aside I think it sounds dangerous. How do you protect your info, and who does the protecting? You have no way of knowing if anyone is watching. You have no way of knowing if your data is being stolen. Sounds like using wolves to guard the sheep.....YumYum!
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22 Oct 2010   #47
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

you protect it with a prayer
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22 Oct 2010   #48
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I still thing security is many years behind when it comes to Cloud Computing. In Lee's post #14 As to security and other situations of this nature; this is being addressed at all levels, and as to what they have come up is yet unknown (at least from what I have been able to find on the subject to date). If this lovely lady can't find this kind of information on security of Cloud Computing I'm know I can't and that worries me.
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22 Oct 2010   #49
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

But alias as with so much of our technologies we may have little input and eventually we'll all be drawn into the cloud. I'm just not seeing it at the moment, maybe if I took a flight up and could see the cloud from above?
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22 Oct 2010   #50
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I still thing security is many years behind when it comes to Cloud Computing. In Lee's post #14 As to security and other situations of this nature; this is being addressed at all levels, and as to what they have come up is yet unknown (at least from what I have been able to find on the subject to date). If this lovely lady can't find this kind of information on security of Cloud Computing I'm know I can't and that worries me.
exactly - social networks, p2p, file-sharing, and email are still exposed to nasty stuff - hell a denial of service attack could deny thousands of people just access to their OS
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