For those of you still struggling to understand the computing "cloud", you will enjoy this video from Katie Couric. The cloud is changing the way that people and businesses manage computers, applications and data. The cloud creates unprecendented opportunies and new challenges as well. The explosion of new cloud applications, offers new productivity and entertainment tools. But these same applications also present new security and data risks.
Now that adding a new applicaton is as easy as creating a login, we are finding ourselves using more applications than every before...great news as these applications have powerful new features to help us do what we want to do. However, with each new application comes a new database. Do we really want more data? We are already swimming in it. And what about sharing data across applications? Doesn't typically work the way we want it to.
So, with the growth of the cloud, you can expect to see more solutions emerge for:
- Identity management - to help keep logins secure and simplify tracking and management of credentials
- Security - keeping your data secure and accessible
- iPaaS - Integration platform as a service - cloud services connecting applications, services and data.