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<< Although if I was a business I'd still think long and hard about using cloud at all. >>

Unless you have a specific business case and a lot
of resources, the cloud is difficult to avoid.

It's hard to describe the bad old days when each IT-related
business was essentially running its own private date center,
complete with 7/24 services and maintaining a staff of sysadmins
and other technicians, just to keep everything working.

Add in the costs of uninterruptible power supplies, redundant
systems, physical security, etc. then you quickly understand
that using cloud services can't be avoided for normal retail
consumers of data processing resources.

This does seem funny coming from someone who started using
time-sharing services, then switched to minicomputers and
microcomputers in-house, and finally coming full circle to
the cloud.

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