Is that I've become a liason. Instead of fixing it myself, I have to get hold of someone to fix it for me, but I'm still needed because I understand it from a technical viewpoint. So in fact it's slower than it was before.
I'm not getting too concerned about it because the marketing hype is starting to evaporate as reality sets in. People are loath to put sensitive data in the cloud, and another big problem is internet availability. In Japan, Singapore and big cities in North America, this isn't such an issue but it sure is in Europe. If you haven't got a decent internet connection then cloud-based computing isn't practical.
You can't put certain things like DCs into the cloud (well maybe you can but you're an idiot if you do), so there will always be servers on-site. There will always be tech people, server admins often work from home now anyway, the only real difference will be who they work for and where the servers are located.
I've already seen this in action, too much emphasis by VMWare and Microsoft on virtualization and cloud, but at the end of the day, someone has to still set up those images and make sure they're working. How you deploy them and access them is a tertiary point, imv. That's not where the work is.
The price point on things like Office 365 is not good either, this is something else people are picking up on, it's really expensive and because it's a subscription-based licensing model, it means you can't defer purchases and businesses do not like to be tied to paying big bills routinely, especially at the moment. There is a fear for example that Microsoft could raise their prices, whereas if you buy it all up front you know what the total cost is.
This idea it's all going to India is laughable, they don't have a sufficient base of technical expertise, despite claims to the contrary and there are big issues with network latency, which is why data centers are being put in Colorado. You can't make the speed of light go faster.
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