What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing?

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Upon hearing about Google’s Chrome OS test run, I got to wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of having an operating system based entirely around a web browser. Obviously, if you don’t have any internet connection, your computer is rendered useless (some would argue that without internet computers are useless anyway). But, aside from that, I really can’t figure out the downside to this. Do Microsoft and Apple need to watch themselves when the stable version is released in spring of 2011 or will it be a flop?

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Answer by nrnetman
You have to trust that your data is secure. If Google can guarantee security and 24/7 access, then there isn’t much to worry about. The big advantage is having access to your data everywhere from any device.

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  1. maniac says:

    Requires a constant Internet connection
    Doesn’t work well with low-speed connections
    Stored data might not be secure.
    Stored data can be lost.

  2. jj says:

    I don’t think it is a good idea to do all your personal transactions on a cloud computing system that are ran by thousand or millions of computers all over the world.

    Who can you trust in the internet? It’s a wild wild west.

    Better get a real pc and if you’re doing online business, then go for real web hosting company used by the big boys.