The vanishing cloud
Cloud computing vendors spent another year laying eggs that damaged cloud computing's already burned reputation as an enterprise-ready concept. In October, users of Sidekick devices on the T-Mobile network discovered that their devices' data, stored in Danger's cloud, had been wiped out – including contacts, pictures and calendar entries. At the time, it looked as if the data was gone for good – although Microsoft (who owns Danger) was later able to restore most of it. Google, too, gave us yet another series of high-profile outages of its Google News, e-mail and Blogger services. But let's not forget when the cloud also vanished for Amazon, eBay and Salesforce.com, too. For these reasons, cloud computing earned a second year on this IT Turkey list.
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