When the move toward cloud computing started to gather a bigger following that included businesses and not just personal users, it also gathered critics who expressed skepticism. This op-ed piece by Matt Prigge for InfoWorld is an example of one such article advocating a caveat emptor approach to investing in the cloud computing “phenomenon.” Other arguments against moving to the cloud for infrastructure and software as a service included those listed below, among others:
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- The cloud would never be secure enough for credit card and other financial transactions.
- The cloud will never be able to handle the complexity of hosting multiple virtual machines in the same infrastructure.
- The cloud will always remain an unwieldy service that is difficult to manage given the sheer number of moving parts.
In 2011, cloud computing has evolved into just the kind of service that skeptics swore it would never be. The cloud is certainly secure enough for credit card transactions, and it is ready to integrate the safety measures put in place by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). PCI compliance will provide a safety net for consumers to conduct secure credit card transactions on the cloud.
Back in 2009, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison issued a strong attack on the cloud. Today, Oracle itself is undergoing a major overhaul as part of the race to offer their services and database applications as cloud solutions.
The Cloud is changing how businesses all over the world approach productivity. Cloud applications are being used to make work faster, more efficient, and more synchronized. Business owners have their choice of a host of applications and services available on the cloud to address most of their needs.
With the right implementation partner, you can move your business applications to the cloud and start to enjoy the benefits of the software as a service model. SADA Systems is a leading implementation vendor, on the cutting edge of developments in the cloud. With SADA, you can take your business processes into the clouds with customized applications and processes tailored to suit your business.
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