Speaking with asiantribune.com Professor Gopalakrishnan Nair said: “Cloud is the ideal case to make computing capability a universal utility. Very soon big desktops would vanish with the arrival of intelligent devices supporting high capacity computing available from cloud.”
The seminar focused on those cloud computing technologies that are starting to make an impact on business development, and which have helped solve business problems.
Cloud is still relatively new, but computing scientists really do believe as I do that it is likely to become a greater force in the coming years. Whether the humble desktop is finally binned, I somehow doubt. Certainly as far as corporate business is concerned this may well happen, but most businesses are either one man bands or small affairs.
What’s more, it costs proportionately more money for these sorts of firms to switch away from their current hardware infrastructures.
Then again Gopalakrishnan Nair never mentioned laptops or tablets. As I use a laptop rather than a desktop he could be right in his assertion.
Another focus of the seminar was that of security. Cloud has been criticised by some as not being as secure as it could be. However, Mr. Othman Al-Kharaz from Saudi Aramco, one of the visiting companies said “[The] future of cloud computing among Saudi Industries is very prospective as people are ready to move to better business models.”
Web-based systems are invariably more secure than offline structures.