[CentOS] Celebrating Centos 6.0 Day World-wide

Giles Coochey giles at coochey.net
Sun Jul 10 09:02:01 UTC 2011

On 10/07/2011 10:40, Ron Blizzard wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Giles Coochey<giles at coochey.net>  wrote:
> Can your company afford to be without your apps and data for a couple of
> weeks, while some hacker organisation has it?
> I think not.
> But it's not like you can't do both. The Cloud has the benefits of
> convenience (available from anywhere) and flexibility (OS agnostic).
> You would hope 1) That people back up their work (at least to other
> locations in the Cloud), and 2) That they have a local substitute
> suite of applications. And it's not like local machines are immune to
> hardware and security break downs, especially for the majority who use
> Windows.
Well, do both then, but at double the cost!!

The whole point to CEOs and CFOs about going with the Cloud is that they 
will save money on IT infrastructure and possibly get rid of 'that 
scruffy guy in the basement 'who's done our IT for the last few 
years'... they never really trusted him anyway, and 'Joe and Bill' from 
'ABC Cloud Consulting' seemed like 'my kind of people on the Golf course 
last Thursday afternoon.'

> At this point my music is stored online (Amazon, listening to it now),
> a lot of my documents are created with Google Docs or Zoho, my email
> is almost completely online (has been for years), my recent pictures
> are stored and edited online (Picasa and Piknic), almost all my "TV"
> watching is done online (Hulu, Crackle, TheWB) and a big chunk of my
> movies are supplied from online sources (Hulu, Crackle, Netflix).
I'm not really referring to your music, movies and porn. I'm referring 
to the enterprise applications that corporations use.

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