flip-mode wrote:Adobe is doing it.
Autodesk is doing it.
Microsoft is doing it.
Apple is doing it.
Amazon it doing it.
Netflix is doing it.
Google is doing it.
The cloud already has replaced stand alone software. Perhaps the question was supposed to ask if it will replace it completely, to which I would guess it will not do so entirely because some [paranoid | sensible] people will always avoid it.
danny e. wrote:the paranoid won't have a choice soon... at least for some types of applications.
Krogoth wrote:Cloud computing isn't old at all.
It is a very old computing concept with a new label done by marketers who were in drapers/tears in their parents the last time it was used in any significant capacity.
It is terminal computing.
There's a number of reasons why personal computing completely dominated terminal computing and it will continue to do so within the foreseeable future.
superjawes wrote:First off, as people have mentioned, you give up control of your data...I don't think that's entirely true, but you're certainly giving someone else access to your data,
just brew it! wrote:superjawes wrote:First off, as people have mentioned, you give up control of your data...I don't think that's entirely true, but you're certainly giving someone else access to your data,
Not just that. You're also counting on that "someone else" to not shutter their operation without warning due to financial difficulties, or get forcibly shut down for alleged copyright infringement by other users. You're also trusting that their systems and procedures are robust enough to not mangle or lose your data. I would say you are definitely giving up a fair bit of control.
The cloud services provider may very well do a better job than you would, but it's mostly out of your hands.