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Cloud computing is where it’s at people.  Between that and mobile, you’ve got your trending bases covered.

Take a look at the new Pew Internet & American Life Report on Cloud Computing. A lot of interesting information in use, availability, and perception.  From the overview:

Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect they will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices. This will substantially advance mobile connectivity through smartphones and other internet appliances. Many say there will be a cloud-desktop hybrid. Still, cloud computing has many difficult hurdles to overcome, including concerns tied to the availability of broadband spectrum, the ability of diverse systems to work together, security, privacy, and quality of service.

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  1. Dianne Says:

    I guess in this universe of giving away privacy to Facebook and Google, it seems fine to people to put their information into a vulnerable cloud where protection against hacking is dubious at best. Google has admitted that it uses its online services to skim off information for advertisers….and Twitter and Facebook are right there to scoop up and sell data. What else could they access in the cloud that perhaps we don’t want skimmed? We rush to jump into the cloud, but there’s a lot falling through. I don’t believe anything on the Internet has any privacy at all, very limited security, and only fools think there is. We’ve seen proof enough of “oops, we shared everyone’s emails by mistake,” “oops, we allowed hackers into getting credit card information,” and “oops, someone accessed our security documents.” How many “oops” does it take for us to wake up to how vulnerable the cloud of information is?

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