Nothing, repeat, NOTHING, is stored in the cloud. Nothing is stored IN THE INTERNET PERIOD. All this is, really, is a con job, a game, where the internet represents an immensely LONG, COMPLEX AND NOT VERY SECURE CABLE from you system to somebody else's server somewhere else, under somebody else's care and control. Secure storage is highly questionable. HIPAA data should NEVER BE stored in the cloud. BUT, like outsourcing, it is CHEAPER because firms can fire their IT staff manning the data centers, dump the servers, throw out 42U racks, make the room a cafeteria and move their data, and their client's data, to servers in Bangalore for CHEAPER,FASTER,BETTER (all one word, heard many times before) and save money.
CLOUD may be sexy, fun, a hot button but professional it stinks.
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