What cloud computing really means

Cloud computing is not magic. There are real servers behind it. Don’t get blinded by the science as cloud computing is not fool proof. Cloud failures do happen: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/amazon-cloud-failure-takes-down-web-sites/

Here are some links to explain what it is and show the benefits and pitfalls of this technology.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031

More on cloud computing (known as Software as a Service: SaaS in geekspeak):
http://www.digitalbusiness.gov.au/improving-productivity/internal-efficiency-tools-software-as-a-service/

“Privacy “Software as a Service” Agreements and the Transfer of Personal Information”: http://www.gowlings.com/Services/Technology/TechLawIssues2010-11/Martin-Finestone-Privacy-Software-as-a-Service-Agreements-and-the-Transfer-of-Personal-Information.pdf

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