12 Replies to “Cloud lowers barrier to entry…”

    1. Yeah, this is possible besuace it centralizes the internet into a more singular location by which it’s easier for single companies to have control over it. This can easily mean greater invasion of personal space and privacy where they can hit you with ads even more and be able to more closely watch what you say, where, and how. The internet was originally based on the concept of being a system where people can be free, but this could take it into a bad direction.

      1. There is too much hype about the Cloud and it should not be tretead as a silver bullet solution for all IT woes. For a full perspective see Microsoft’s Yousef Khalidi and Amazon CTO Werner Vogels discus cloud computing on YouTube @ /watch?v=V_zwvT_CZO0

    1. Afshin, thanks for the proragm. Is not it ironic that exactly in the week that you talked about cloud computing and wished our computations to be cloudy, we got a thunderstorm on our radio’s site and our site was down? Maybe we should listen to your advice and consider using cloud services for radio’s site. This way the chances of it going down may decrease.Thanks Hadi for your proragm, I enjoyed it. There was some background noise in your audio though. I suggest you work on making your proragms shorter in time duration. Also, I suggest not giving away too much of the story of the movies, especially their endings (in the case of Social Network movie), if you want people to watch them and experience the same excitement as you did.

    1. Nargess, It is ironic, ineded! Our service can to some extent be considered a cloud service; however, it does not have some of the characteristics of an advanced cloud service. I considered moving our service to the cloud, but unfortunately it becomes expensive for us at this point. Moreover, our podcast is not a critical service needing high reliability and I am sure our audience would not mind if we have outages like this every once in a while.

    2. Cloud as a Service is feasible to annoye as long as you know what you want.I’d like to live my life with a smile and usually use the above type of examples. In this video John Cleese is really spot on when he compares a laptop with a dead fish. In over 30 years in IT business I have learned that religious’ choices and hidden agenda’s oftentimes have companies make really bad decisions. When focusing on the Cloud, there are many ways to do it wrong, but as many ways to do it right. Come back to this website as often as you can. I might be able to help you. Cloud as a Service could be a dead fish or a brilliant solution to many of your problems.

  1. This is really a trikcy question, very useful to solicit discussions but it is also a wrong question. From an IT perspective managed services are any kind of service that is provided by a third party to which IT transfer the ownership of service cost and risk after having negotiated a service level (SLA) and a price. Cloud Computing is a specific consumption and delivery model for IT services. From an enterprise IT perspective Cloud Computing can become a type of managed services when an external provider is involved. Different conditions can occur, the external provider can for example:- manage a client-owned on premise private cloud- host and manage a client-owned private cloud- manage public cloud services for multiple clients

  2. Even without the pilubc cloud we are already seeing examples of patients data being shared across different health care providers. In many if not most cases this is exactly what you want to have happen but patients aren’t yet aware that if one provider buys their EHR from another local hospital system that their entire medical record has just been shared with all of the providers (who have a need to know) in the system. An example in Seattle recently involved a young woman who went outside of her insurance plan and paid out of pocket for a confidential GYN procedure at a small community clinic. When she returned to her primary care provider she was asked about what she thought had been a confidential surgery. The community clinic however was part of Swedish medical center which sold their EHR to the Polyclinic so the records were shared. Was their informed consent? Perhaps but clearly the patient wasn’t aware that this would happen and felt vulnerable.

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