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Don't Fear the Cloud, Embrace It

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shehan
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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
shehan   1/31/2014 1:16:42 PM
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@Jordan- someday as we expand and move into mobile solutions we will have to use at least one cloud based product to support our growing business needs. 

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Re: Good perspective
shehan   1/31/2014 1:18:32 PM
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@Jordan- when companies find out the benefits of cloud and how they could integrate it with their existing systems and workflows, they would want to grab the opportunity to move into cloud solutions. 

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
shehan   1/31/2014 1:23:09 PM
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@Willaim- Most companies are afraid to take risk of moving their data to cloud, I feel they should first move less confidential data and ensure they have backup simultaneously locally. Eventually they could migrate the rest of it when they feel it's safe. 

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Re: Good perspective
shehan   1/31/2014 1:24:44 PM
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@NadineJ – as you said cloud vendors could do better in creating awareness in the industries by presenting cloud and they could even give them a trial run.

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
William K.   1/31/2014 3:39:07 PM
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Not being williingto take a risk on anything that does not provide any value is not a case of fear, it is a manifeatation of common sense. 

Why in the world should I invest money in a system that offers no benefit to my organization while also having a number of potential risks? That is not the slightest bit logical, is it? Just because others who are not in a similar situation do something does not make it a good choice for me. 

And Besides all of those reasons, not following the crowd aqnd not using conventional methods is the main reason that my business is rewarded for solving problems for others.

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Centralizing
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:25:28 PM
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I definitely agree with the article, Cloud storage gives a more centralized approach towards things. One does not have to worry about distribution of data to various people, instead there is a common folder which everyone can follow comforably.

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Trusted storage
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:31:19 PM
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Also, with your hard drive you are never sure when all of the data might get corrupted. I mean for me personally, I have experienced loosing very important data, just because my windows got corrupted. I am sure many of us has gone through that same stage once in a while. With cloud storage, we certainly dont have to worry about that.

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Re: Good perspective
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:35:51 PM
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Agreed, NadineJ. In the start, I was also having trouble with the cloud storage and getting used to its interface. They should certainly try to make it more simple for general public as well.

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:44:33 PM
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William K, I guess the article was meant for areas of design applications where different designers are working on a project. Definitely, if one does not need the cloud storage he does not need to follow the trend.

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
William K.   2/1/2014 3:36:54 PM
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Even ten years ago, when I was working at a company with ties all over the world, we had a program that did the same things for us. I don't recall the name, but it included utilities on our computers and a server site someplace that I don't recall either. But we had written guarantees of file accessability and security.

Now I wonder just how much this cloud service costs, I am certain that none of it is free. 

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