Dark clouds on the horizon for cloud computing?

New Economy‘, ‘Web 2.0‘, ‘social media‘. These are but a few of the prominent buzz phrases that the internet has produced over the years. Some have deserved the buzz, some haven’t.

One of the rising stars in the buzz phrase-o-sphere over the past couple of years has been ‘cloud computing‘. The concept, at its core, is simple: ‘stuff‘ – be it applications or data – sits on a server on the internet and the users of those applications and data access it over the network.