Golden, Bernard. The Case Against Cloud Computing. IT World Jan 22 - Feb. 23, 2009.

Given all the hype for Cloud Computing these days, it’s nice to read a counter-perspective.

Key deployment blockers highlighted in Part 1 include:

  • Current enterprise apps can't be migrated conveniently
  • Risk: Legal, regulatory, and business
  • Difficulty of managing cloud applications
  • Lack of SLA
  • Lack of cost advantage for cloud computing

If you have time to read all the parts of this article, it’s worth a ready.