Cagri, you are very right. Since Cloud is an eye catching word many people are using the same for different business and campaign purpose. Even educational institutions are also interpreting the online coaching facility as cloud based e-learning. So there should be some cut and right definitions for it. Otherwise tomorrow, somebody may get interpret both internet and cloud are same.
Privacy on the Cloud is an important factor makes potential users 'nervous' to be honest. From the Cloud business perspective, this is a key requirement that not only needs to be provided in the best way possible by the cloud service providers but also it needs to be communicated to potential and the existing clients properly to keep them reassured. Cloud service providers need to convince and prove to the clients that their privacy is respected and is in safe hands.
I have no idea how the clients can be convinced though. It is a tough one. Test of time is the best method of proof in such matters but nobody wants to wait for that long to make money from Cloud services.
"cloud computing as a business is expected to take user privacy very seriously"
I believe this is one of the main points why companies which are delaying Cloud adoption should focus more. Cloud computing service providers, especially the ones with a big, known, and trusted name are not going to risk their own business not taking user privacy seriously, or not doing everything possible to provide users with the best trusted Cloud service.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.