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Thinking about Cloud Computing raises some concerns. Security is one concern that looms in many minds. What are some issues and how can we get our minds around the pitfalls before they happen?
"Lots of vendors have run into trouble with their cloud services, but the challenges faced by Apple last week should give some IT shops pause as they evaluate cloud computing.
People would be reaming Microsoft a new one but because it's Apple ... they get a pass
Gordon Haff, cloud strategist, Red Hat
Apple's iCloud is a synchronization service that lets users keep data stored on their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac products in synch. As 20 million or so end users launched the service for the first time, it didn't work as expected, and the backlash has been significant.
Siri, a cloud-based voice activation service unveiled with the iPhone 4S, has run into problems as well, according to Apple support discussion boards. It is supposed to let users control maps, call up recipes, arrange meetings and send messages, all via their voice. Artificial intelligence researchers have been working on this technology for decades. So it's not surprising that Apple hasn't got it right first time." (from "Why trust Apple in the cloud?", at TechTarget)