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Windows 7: Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud

20 Aug 2011   #201
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

To counter some of the responses on this thread, it's worth noting that not everyone believed in anything but dumb terminals, object-oriented development, relational databases.... etc. in times past, either. I'm not saying it's a certainty that "the cloud" will be like those and become a part of everyday life, but I wouldn't just write it off either. Ultimately, datacenters, servers, sustained engineering, support, etc. are all cost centers (although they do benefit the bottom line by enabling the workforce). "The cloud" is likely to become more prevalent as the consumerization of IT continues, and public organizations continue to work to find ways to cut costs. It's still early in the game, but I for one believe in the cloud becoming a fairly mainstream thing to find businesses trusting at least some of their critical business processes to. Given it can have fairly large cost savings in manhours and materials, it behooves one to at least give it a good, long thought. The almighty dollar / pound / euro / <insert currency here> is what I see as the driver of this technology.


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21 Aug 2011   #202
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I too hate the cloud.

It is Big Brother, expensive, has questionable reliabilty and many other shortcomings as well.

Death to the cloud and internet 2.
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27 Aug 2011   #203
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have to say that trusting the cloud with EVERYTHING is a huge risk and more scams will be created, also, why SHOULD people alter their careers to suit the cloud? Just another thing to worry about, another limit to what you can do on the internet, what a terrible idea. I hope it burns!
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28 Aug 2011   #204
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

What about natural disasters?

So if a big storm/earthquake/Were-Rabbit comes along and destroys the infrastructure - everyone is SOL with accessing their data for however long it takes to get things back and with hopes the Data center wasn't destroyed.

stupid reckless idea on so many levels
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28 Aug 2011   #205
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm gong to put my two cents worth about cloud computing. I don't like it and doubt that I ever Like like it. (At my age I've learned to never say never) But I don't see any reason why I will ever have to use it. I am retired and do not work for any cooperation. I have my own personal computer at home; and that's where I will save all of my data--at my home on my devices.
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28 Aug 2011   #206
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

I could see where it has it applications, we already see it being used in the form of FTP/P2P/Storage and Remote computing - but that's just called the internet.

but as a constant, as the norm, as the industry standard for home/professional computing - no

People's personal data handling should never be forced in being entrusted in other entities, it should be a person's/business choice.
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29 Aug 2011   #207
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Except TPTB are certainly trying to force "The Cloud" on us all.

I can't stop thinking that the endless bashing of the PC, the HDD, even the SSD, and of course the old whipping boy, the optical drive, by the so called leading pundits in the media seems to be aimed squarely at people who want to keep THEIR data THEIRS on THEIR personal system.

The nice thing is that there are a LOT of rabid PC fans and I think that their voices are getting out there, from what I see on various posts at different sites like Tom's Hardware, PC World, even generalist electronics websites the PC has its place in people's lives.. People still are buying them in huge numbers and it will be a long time before anything like a table or even netbook can do the job of a PC, especially because no one likes looking at that tiny screen all day. Did I forget, the PC is a GREAT value too.
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29 Aug 2011   #208
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Only for the victims (err sorry, customers)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
What about natural disasters?

So if a big storm/earthquake/Were-Rabbit comes along and destroys the infrastructure - everyone is SOL with accessing their data for however long it takes to get things back and with hopes the Data center wasn't destroyed.

stupid reckless idea on so many levels
Not for CEOs (and their ilk).

In the event of a major disaster, they'll just "shut up shop" and "ride off into the sunset" with their ill-gotten gains.
Probably with big, fat performance bonuses to boot.
Of course the customers will be "so out of luck".
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29 Aug 2011   #209
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

yeah - Liability is big concern with this undoubtedly - of course the fine print will protect those who control your data
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29 Aug 2011   #210
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I've been developing software for 35+ years. In all that time I've seen several swings back-and-forth from localized computing/storage to attempts to centralize everything. To me the "cloud" is just another (albeit sophisticated) "central" or "time-sharing" computer model. Instead of being "document-centric" like the www is, it will be "application-centric" as well. It's just another attempt at moving control of things to the "center" where relatively few control the flow of data and the user "experience".

I can see some benefits to having centralized storage for some things - I use DropBox and a handful of other "web based" or "cloud" services but moving my computing and major storage needs off my own equipment? No, that just ain't going to happen. I can see where corporations might, at some point, want to trim costs (assuming the "cloud" is cheaper) by placing some of their infrastructure "out there", however I can't personally see why a corporation would be able to completely trust it. Hard to say.

The "cloud" is an interesting idea, not completely new though - just an old idea repackaged to fit the present state of the technology. I doubt I or many of my colleagues would place complete trust in it any time soon, if ever.

My 2-cents.

-Max
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