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Why Cloud Computing May Fail Miserably

Cloud computing may fail miserably and all the hype associated with it may just disappoint all the technology pundits

Without wasting any of your time, let me be just as straightforward as I can. Cloud computing may fail miserably and all the hype associated with it may just disappoint all the technology pundits, and although it may not seem something that is going to happen anytime soon, let me give you just five reasons why i think this is a likelihood;

Reason 1
Companies May Never Adopt
Jumping on the Cloud bandwagon is a bit of a task if you are stuck with a slow moving corporate structure. It may take ages and while your systems may not need an upgrade, you may just get by by keeping your existing systems running as they are. This is more of delaying the inevitable truth than facing

Reason 2
It just gets more expensive
The Cloud is supposed to be a better alternative, a more economical path that opens the gates of lower spending, reduced overheads and so on. In case the tide turns in the other direction and the Cloud actually becomes more expensive to implement, adoption will takn and as a result lesser number of companies will embark on the Cloud journey.

Reason 3
There is No more development on Cloud Technology
Just as companies can stop developing an ongoing projects or a business idea, its possible that the overall development of Cloud technologies may just slow down and ultimately stop. This would lead to the Cloud industry declining, investments into Clod dwindling and ultimately lead to the failure of the Cloud.

Reason 4
Something Better Comes By
We know that technology is progressing at a much faster pace than ever. As an opposite to Reason 3, technology may actuallydevelop much faster and somethingmuch better than the Cloud may come come by. This is more of a certainty in the long term, purely because the universal law of technology states that any technologytoday is bound to be surpassed by a better technology tomorrow.

Reason 5
Overdevelopment goes in a different direction
If you saw the movie Transcendence where Johnny Depp's technological zest leads to something unimaginable, well you will not be surprised at Reason 5. This is when technology goes beyond our hands and becomes something more than the ability to create something. Let me just say that the Cloud kinds got overused in the movie and one thing led to the another, ultimately leading to the collapse of everything ! Thats definitely a failure !

Cloud Technologies in my opinion are at the start of innovation and the Cloud industry, in its infancy. There is still a long way to go for us to realize the true benefits of the Cloud at a global scale, and when we are able to solve problems such as poverty, lack of healthcare, aversion of natural disasters and other such issues, will I believe that the Cloud is here !

More Stories By Ian Khan

Ian Khan leads Innovation & Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of Cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within the industry, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and Cloud solutions.

He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries.

Ian is a PMP Certified Project Manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

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