Factors That Slow Down Cloud Computing Progress

Factors That Slow Down Cloud Computing Progress

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Cloud computing has become the technology to be relied upon nowadays. Individuals and businesses in equal measure utilize it in different capacities because it has numerous benefits, such as efficiency in running IT function processes and affordability. Despite of this, there are many people who don’t fully take advantage of cloud computing’s potential. This article gives you some of the probable reasons for this trend.

Cloud computing cynics

For every great technology that comes around, there are cynics and pessimists, along with enthusiasts. Cloud computing cynics are not your average conspiracy theory fans. Some of them are people with valued opinion in the public domain. Whatever they say—whether professional or personal opinion—counts as law for most people.

There are also those who want to protect the status quo. This is in fact the largest group of those who are responsible for the slow progress of cloud computing adoption. Many opinion makers, IT decision makers, and business managers fall into this category. In an effort to hold on to the ownership of physical resources—for which they trained for years—they find it hard to let go. This means businesses have reservations about adopting efficient technology like cloud computing.

Cloud computing technology disagreements

Cloud computing still has a long way to go. There are several identifiable problems, gaps, and mishaps. All these play a negative role in its progress. Privacy is the main problem. Analysts, public sector activists, and others criticize the lack of privacy for cloud-stored data. The perception is that the cloud computing providers are privy to other company’s secret information. Even if not directly, this information could fall in the hands of the wrong individuals. Or rather, a company could use or sell that information for its benefit. All this is possible and can be in the detriment of a corporation at the center of such breach. Though speculative, such perception has serious implications on cloud computing progress.

There are concerns about security of the information stored or exchanged in the cloud. Data backup issues, high costs of setup, and long-term progress of cloud computing are also contentious for most potential users of the cloud services.

Weak cloud computing legal frameworks

The legal frameworks for cloud computing are lackluster at best, in most countries. Factors relating to cloud computing contracts, duties, and responsibilities for all these have yet to be made standard. In some countries, cloud computing is still alien. There are different legal perspectives, suggestions, propositions, and analogies around the legalities of the cloud.

Since business entities already have legal frameworks that have been working for them for years, cloud computing is still not ripe for them. This, coupled with the lack of basic standards for total vetting of both providers and tenants of the cloud, makes progress slow.

The above are just some of the common issues hampering cloud computing progress. Even then, there are those who are who still manage to move on despite the above mishaps.

By Walter Bailey

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