Thursday, April 19, 2007

On Demand Computing

It is a rather humbling coincidence that all the talk about always-connected on-demand computing at Web 2.0 conference and the major outages of Blackberry and Turbotax happened in the same week. In the Western World, we can take on-demand availability of water and electricity for granted. However, the Internet connection reliability and availability is a reminder to us how the other half of the world copes with unreliable supply of water and electricity on a daily basis. I think the Web as a platform for mission-critical enterprise computing will eventually happen but not in the next few years.

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