Mod hat off.
I am solely responsible for my opinions.
I deal with this sort of nonsense almost on a daily basis at work.
At lot of the experience developers that I have talked I have talked to, consider this a scam
of epic proportions since it only benefits the corporations pushing this.
And to make things worst it is not even a new idea.
The thin clien concept is a re-packaging of the idea of Mainframe computing from back in the 70’s.
(I know since I learned to code in one of those)
The whole idea of selling software as a service for people who need their software on a daily basis is baffling for me.
I posted this almost a year ago:
"You will find that organizations are moving to the cloud en masse. Merril Lynch predicts value of cloud marketplace to be > $160 Billion by 2011.
Gartner projects that Software as a Service (Saas) cloud computing will continue to grow at an annual compound growth rate of more than 22% in the same period."
For those pushing for the cloud, this might be of interest:
[size=3]Cloud Goes Boom, T-Mo Sidekick Users Lose All Data -
This week has been a rough one for T-Mobile’s Sidekick users. T-Mobile’s Sidekick service experienced a prolonged data outage and today came the really bad news. The servers Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), T-Mobile and Danger use to store all the data for Sidekicks have crashed, and all user data appears to have been lost.
And I can quote you multiple examples of clouds going boom
from all mayor cloud computing providers.
And I have some questions:
[li]How the hell would you explain to a client that you cannot access your workfiles because the internet went down?[/li][li]What happens to the work files in the cloud (you know your IP) when the subscription to the cloud expires?[/li][li]How can you assure the integrity of the security of your clients IP? You dont control the location of the data, so how can you tell?[/li][li]And finnaly what happens to the market of 3rd party development (the plug in market) in a cloud world?[/li][/ul][/color][/size]