The Wall Street Journal, among other sources, tell me that Microsoft is jumping on the “Cloud” bandwagon, trying mightily to tap into a market that Amazon, Google and others think will lead to BIG! BIG! stuff.
Dubbed Azure Services Platform, the new technology is designed to allow large and small corporate customers to dramatically cut their information technology costs by centralizing their IT infrastructure on Microsoft’s “cloud.”
Microsoft is that latest tech giant to join this trend – and attempt to capitalize on it – by building huge data centers that will provide computing services to customers on a pay-as-you-go subscription basis.
I dunno, though. I’ve talked about Cloud concerns before, especially about data sensitivity, and I can vouch for the fact that drafting briefs and motions is very difficult, formatting-wise, using GoogleApps. Furthermore, given Microsoft’s massive target on its back, and its notorious security problems, I have a hard time thinking this is ultimately going to be successful for Microsoft.