Are You in the Cloud Yet?

More companies are offering a variety of cloud services

7 June 2012

If cloud computing is not exploding, then how do you describe a technology expected to generate 14 million jobs globally by 2015, according to a recent study by market researcher IDC? That number reflects myriad cloud services involving music, video, photo, and document storage offered by Amazon, Google, and many others. And then there are the business services, such as data analysis, like those Hewlett-Packard announced in March. Cloud computing fans say they like being able to access their content from any Internet-connected device and never running out of storage. But some hesitate to get into the cloud because of security and accessibility issues.

Are you using a ​cloud computing service? Why or why not? Will cloud computing take over as the main form of data storage?

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