Cloud computing has the tremendous potential to free enterprises from the expense and inefficiencies of traditional personal and server-based computing. As nice as this sounds, however, the more we move to the cloud, the greater the opportunity for vendors to lock in their customers.
Once your data resides in the cloud, moving it to alternative vendors may be even harder than in traditional software.
Unless. Unless vendors step in to maintain open data and common tools across disparate cloud resources. In the first area, Google has charted the way with its Data Liberation Front, an internal organization charged with keeping … Read more