But how does this apply to cloud computing?
It is generally recognised by most businesses and IT experts that cloud is the future. The problem is with the rush to transform IT, it is forgotten that cloud computing is still relatively new. In short, it is still immature. So, it isn’t wise to go headlong without giving any thought to what happens when there is turbulence.
An example of this issue is a problem confronted by Dropbox. The latter is a cloud-based storage system but it seems the company had a glitch in its infrastructure, which, I believe, affected a small number of users’ ability to login.
The issue came to light after an employee of Dropbox found that his password had been stolen, and a project document containing members’ email account details was leaked to spammers.
The irony of this is that Dropbox is one of the most tightly secured sites. So if security breaches can occur with this business, then it’s worrying to think that companies with lesser security systems in place could be seriously affected when things go wrong – as they will from time to time.
So, what’s the solution?
For cloud to truly have a great future, I believe providers and companies associated with this great innovation should stop the hype, and begin to ensure that the outcomes are secure and as concrete as possible.
In other words, cloud should be allowed to mature and not be rushed from one new innovation to another.