News Analysis: Cloud Computing (CC): Naive Companies Can Save A Few Dollars While Losing Their Data To Others; What A Deal? ‘CC’ is a Methodology we have advised our International Friends AGAINST for many years. The Risk is Far Too Great in having information potentially flow to others who are Competitors or to Governments around the World.
Many of the ‘CC’ Operations were initially funded, in part, by Intelligence Agencies, it has been said. The gullible “Journalism Majors” who write about Silicon Valley and the like: Either do not know any better; Are “getting greased”; or, Do not care about realities. All of the drivel they toss out to the ignorant about such matters very seldom discuss High Technology Espionage Capabilities of others, to penetrate ‘CC’.
‘CC’ effectively creates a large “Wide Loop” Information Chain that is readily penetrable. Conservatively operated Businesses will opt for a “Narrow Loop” with information stored close at hand by their own ‘Trusted and Verified’ IT Staff. Both systems can be penetrated by professionals, no doubt; but the “Narrow Loop” System is more difficult to enter and easier to identify transgressions, many Intelligence Professionals think.
The Loss of Pertinent Data to outsiders will be much more detrimental to a Company than equipment and wages for an IT Department. Maybe the Christmas Bonuses to Executives is a little less, but the safety to the Company is greatly enhanced.
Why be Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish? Merely because some Marketeer tied to a “CC’ gives a good spiel about ‘Cost Savings’?
What about Information Loss to hackers or other who work for ‘CC’ Companies? Bribery for other Company’s Data is where one finds it.
Do not be a Sucker. Present ‘CC’ Fashionability can be VERY costly; Be Wise.