Head in the Clouds!

Cloud Computing After attending a Library Conference I am needing to find the silver lining that cloud computing offers.

For companies or institutions managing copious amounts of information I can see the attractiveness offered by the Cloud! Storage, access, security…But I wonder is this just another way to make us dependent on a service that we cannot control, how much say do we have in the use of information and data? maybe not today, but in the future? Is it just another way to make money?

It reminds me of the Swiss Banks – Hey don’t dis the Swiss Banks! We’ve all seen The Bourne Identity – both versions. IS the Cloud computing repositories of today the new Swiss Banks – hold your money (data) offer excellent security, service and discretion?

So I pose the question…Will terrorist operations use the Cloud? Will Mr Joe Average. How private is the CLOUD? Fascinating stuff!