By Phil Wainewright on March 23, 2011
People often say that cloud computing is just a reinvention of the service bureaus of old. Rather than being a forward advance, they suggest that accessing all our applications and data from vast, centralized cloud platforms is a lurch backwards to the time-honored mainframe model of computing. But perhaps instead cloud computing will force a […]
By Phil Wainewright on February 24, 2011
In more than a decade of talking about cloud computing, I have found the principle of ownership has been a recurring theme. People feel comfortable owning their computing. They know where they stand. Since cloud computing means giving up ownership, it makes people uncomfortable, uncertain of their ground.