There are many ways that businesses have been adopting cloud computing into their everyday workflow. Data storage, unified communication, document creation and information sharing are just a few of the ways companies are implementing the new technology. A recent survey of 4,000 IT professionals from Ponemon Institute found that almost half of respondents have sensitive or confidential data in the cloud. While businesses are bringing in the new strategy, not every technology higher-up believes it is a good idea.
Steve Wozniak has come out strongly against using the cloud. The Apple co-founder made statements over the weekend, following a showing of the one-man Steve Jobs stage show by Mike Daisey, when he joined the monologist on stage to answer audience questions.
“I really worry about everything going to the cloud,” Wozniak said. “I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”
He went on to describe his main concern as issues with data control. Many users falsely feel everything moved to the cloud is still on their computer, but Wozniak fears that the more data gets added, the less end cloud users are going to have control over it bu relying on the integrity of the company housing the cloud servers.
The validity of Wozniak’s comments were addressed by Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick. He believes Wozniak’s concern is directed toward individual consumers but added that businesses should take this into consideration as well.
Cloud services appear to have a strong future in the corporate world. Businesses that are looking to implement a cloud computing option should partner with an experienced IT consulting firm like CTI Technology to ensure that their technology solutions are properly deployed and maintained.
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by CTI Technology
A recent survey of 4,000 IT professionals from Ponemon Institute found that almost half of respondents have sensitive or confidential data in the cloud. While businesses are bringing in the new strategy, not every technology higher-up believes it is a good idea.