Today in Cloud

I was taken aback this morning by IDC’s advice to use cloud computing only as a stop-gap for certain tasks during the recession. It would be like repurchasing the Escalade that you traded in for a Prius because gas prices dropped again. But then I read the story of Swissdisk and its complete data loss, and I wondered if it is advisable to move to cloud computing at all. The cloud market needs some success stories that can match the stories of failure, or companies might find it more cost-effective, or at least less risky, just to maintain the status quo.