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By SuperUser Account on 12/7/2010 11:45 AM

 By - Charles Arthur

 Putting data in to the 'cloud' suits companies but does not evade political pressures

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks showed last week that the premise behind cloud computing began looking a bit creaky. Photograph: Jens B Ttner/ Jens B ttner/dpa/Corbis

Until last week, any computing futurologist would tell you that cloud computing is where it's at. You don't need to know where your data is being stored; it's just on a computer, or more likely computers, Out There On The Internet. Thus Amazon, with its EC2 ("Elastic Cloud Compute") service, or Microsoft with its Azure service, or the most familiar example, Google, with its GoogleMail and Google Docs services, which are used by thousand of companies around the world. (Disclosure: the Guardian uses Google Docs and Mail, and Amazon's EC2 system for its API.)

Indeed, the prestigious Pew Research Center said in June that "solid majority of technology experts and stakeholders participating in the fourth future of the internet survey expect that by 2020 most people will access software applications online and share and access information through the use of remote server networks, rather than depending primarily on tools and information housed on their individual, personal computers" and that "most users will perform most computing and communicating activities through connections to servers operated by outside firms".

We already do, to a large extent: Google's search index lives in the cloud; lastminute.com, TripAdvisor, toptable.com, they're all a "cloud" service. What has been changing in the past few years is that individuals and companies have been able to upload their own content onto those computers – hence the explosion in size of Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter, none of which generate their own content. It all lives in the cloud, where one organisation offers the servers and another offers the software that interfaces to the content.

Featured Microsoft Partners

 

Borek Business Solutions 
Office Location:  Bend, Oregon, United States
Type:  Reseller,VAR
Industry Focus:  Small and Mid-Sized Businesses needing Financial/ERP Software. Many healthcare firms, Non-profit, distribution and light manufacturing companies.


At Borek Business Solutions, we get it. We understand the needs of small & mid-sized businesses because we've been there: we're a midsize business with small company roots. We're experts in Microsoft Dynamics® GP, an integrated, adaptable, user-friendly ERP business management solution.

 

 

BCG Systems, Inc. 
Office Location:  Akron, Ohio, United States
Type:  VAR
Industry Focus:  Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services, Government, Healthcare


BCG Systems, Inc. is a well established Microsoft Partner. We workp with clients across Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Western PA, Western Carolina’s, Alabama and Kentucky. BCG is founded on being a trusted advisor and providing complete integrated business solutions that apply sensible technology to eli

 

 

Mi-Co 
Office Location:  Durham, North Carolina, United States
Type:  ISV,Systems Integrator,Other
Industry Focus:  Healthcare, Government, Field Services, Financial, Insurance, Construction


Mi-Co, a leading provider of mobile data collection solutions, provides software to automate paper forms-based business processes for organizations. Mi-Corporations Mi-Forms Enterprise Mobility solution empowers field personal to enter any data, anywhere with the industry's most flexible e-forms designer.

 

 

Congruent Software Inc. 
Office Location:  Bellevue, Washington, United States
Type:  Systems Integrator,VAR,Other
Industry Focus:  IT consulting services


Congruent, a Microsoft gold certified partner is a Global IT Services company which specializes in providing outsourced software development and systems integration services to ISVs and Fortune 500 companies alike. Being the single source for all your business technology needs, Congruent is headquartered at Seattle, Washington with its offshore development center based at Chennai, India.

 

 

NCC Data 
Office Location:  Addison, Texas, United States
Type:  ISV,Systems Integrator,Reseller
Industry Focus:  NCC Data specializes in IT Outsourcing. We consult with companies in order to help maximize employee’s productivity with the goal of reducing costs.


NCC Data has grown to one of the top independently owned IT services and communications companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Why? Our clients come first. It’s important to us as a company to give each and every client the best in cost-effective innovation, strategies, service and professionalism.

 

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