PC World: In a troubled economy, cloud computing seems like a great cost saving alternative and it is. Whether in good times or bad, any pragmatic cost saving measure is a 'good' measure.
Google, Microsoft, IBM and all other known and unknown cloud providers offer today's CIO an array of major cost saving alternatives to the traditional data center and IT department. The temptation to put things on/in the cloud and sit back can be extremely compelling. But like everything that appears too good to be true, cloud computing comes with a set of risks that CIOs and CTOs would do well to recognize before making the plunge.