Business forum: Avoiding the storms that lurk in the cloud

  • Article by: EMILY DUKE and ASMAH TAREEN
  • Updated: August 14, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Lilting Loons: A hypothetical case study illustrates many of the benefits and dangers of cloud computing.

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mikemudcatAug. 15, 1210:03 AM

As a consultant I have bailed several companies that took the least expensive solution, rather than thinking through how robust that solution was. Later when the system is challenged they find themselves at the mercy of the fragile system and the impact on the bottom line, from lost sales, departing key employees, and lost good-will far exceeds what they saved. Cloud computing, data storage, and the applications that interact there are non-redundant and fragile.

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