I am an unapologetic advocate of the cloud. But I will admit there are certain application that are going to take a while to make it to the could.
Personally I can’t (yet) imagine editing a 4Gb HD video via a SaaS application. While I’m sure it’s technically possible, the upload / download delays from my laptop for such a file would exceed the actual in-app editing time. Things will change, but today it just makes more sense to have some apps this side of the router.
The same is true of enterprise applications…. Some apps are going to continue to live inside our fire wall for some time yet – for better or worse.
But things will change. And it’s interesting to think about how and when.
Saugatuck and SAP have some recent research to share on the cloud and the role of the public, private, and hybrid cloud.
A quick read with a few interesting observations.