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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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One response to “Cloud-Bashing Keeps Us On Our Toes”

  1. gregnz

    Do you really consider it a paradigm shift?

    To me, paradigm shifts represent something that unalterably changes our viewpoint of the world, and something that can never be returned to. Cloud computing is cool, but its not a paradigm shift by that definition. Its the next progression in efficiency in IT delivery.

    It will however, have wide reaching impacts on software, while at the same time commoditising hardware. No more Mac vs PC debates thank goodness!

    I think, eventually, the arguments against cloud models will simply go away. At the moment, cloud sounds great, but it doesnt really deliver anything particularly amazing, except in a few limited cases, and its not a smooth transition from non-cloud, internalised IT to cloud, externalised IT. So the arguments about how cloud computing is not important are easy to make. In time, as things become more efficient (click this button to move your CMS to the cloud…), the nay-sayers will be silenced.