- Nov 14, 2012
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The difference is you can now afford an Adobe program. The price was up to several thousand Dollars before. Otherwise, I don´t like dependency on Internet and licenses, too.Accessibility IS the security issue. The weakest link syndrome.I think the clouds do not always directly save money but improve the procedures through better accessibility. And sure, once the service is down, that´s it.Clouds have issues. Security of course being a big one. When you have data stored off-site and 1,000's of times a day it is accessed over open lines, you are vulnerable. And Azure has had more security problems than AWS. Which is kind of expected with M$. They have a very long history with blasse security precautions despite always claiming otherwise.MS is making more money than ever. Their Azure clouds are their new No 1 business.
At the same time I am not super convinced companies have really saved money using cloud based systems over client/server apps years ago. Everytime internet goes down - you are dead. No so with internal networks. It does seem to me people are down, or having some sort of issue more than before. At the same time you are dependent on someone else, many times in another country to solve an issue.
Cloud services have a lot of issues.
Having said that, it is certainly going to continue to grow because there is much-much money to be made in subscription "pay us forever" set ups.
Just ask Adobe.
Many people access it at home...on the same computer they blast with porn sites, "free" games peppered with malware etc. etc.
To me what we are seeing is the continuance of everything as a service, companies like Adobe dangle "low upfront cost!!".... in order to capture them as having no choice nut to pay them high fees for the rest of their lives. I am not a fan of this. You end up paying exponentially more in just a few years...and then keep paying and paying and paying. It is ingenious. And ethically bankrupt.