Cloud computing, we are told by Whitehall officials and IT salesmen, will be more flexible, cheaper, more secure and more resilient than what is, by implication, the present inflexible, expensive, insecure and non-resilient service.
In witness whereof the reader is referred to the cloud computing section of The Register magazine where he or she may discover that:
- Cloud data fiasco forces bosses to break out the whiteboards – Atlassian team-tracker outage caused by disk failure
- Root canal surgery officially more desirable than cloud migration – Unicorn spotting more likely than app transfer in poll
- iCloud blows away 15 million users for 90 minutes – Normal service has been restored, photo-sharing on the way
At the end of last year Sage had converted just 1,000 of its customers from cloud sceptics to adopters, out of an installed base of 6.3 million.