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Jim Connolly's Tech News Blog I think that cloud computing is going to be 'the way ahead' for most businesses and individuals in the coming year or two. It makes a lot of sense. However, right now, in 2008, I think it's a very brave person who would entrust their business data to one of the thousands of micro-businesses offering 'cloud computing' services. Why? ‘The cloud’ is actually just a server in someone’s building at another location. There are new, small businesses coming up every day offering us a cloud computing facility - may of whom will not even be trading in 12 months. Remember, over 50% of new businesses cease trading within the initial 12 months! What happens to our data if they go broke and their servers are snatched back by their creditors? What about the security of your data - when the cloud provider no longer owns the servers? Another common pro... (more)