Is cloud right for your business?

Summary:The key IT buzzwords for 2010 seem to be "cloud computing" and "virtualisation", but is cloud really right for your business?

The key IT buzzwords for 2010 seem to be "cloud computing" and "virtualisation", but is cloud really right for your business?

Will it provide a cheaper, more flexible option? Or can companies not afford to store data and run applications outside their business?

In a program recorded at the annual Kickstart Forum on IT trends, Stilgherrian speaks with Rosemary Stark, Microsoft Australia product manager for Windows Server and infrastructure solutions and Craig Deveson, CEO of Devnet, one of Google's enterprise and web development partners.

Meanwhile, Michael Rich, managing director of Attaché Software, explains why he thinks IT vendors have got it wrong by attempting to sell products instead of providing business value.

Plus we have Stilgherrian's idiosyncratic look at the week's IT news headlines.

For those of you who noticed, Patch Monday this week became Patch Tuesday: you never know what might happen in the land of the clouds. And yes, there's no connection to Microsoft.

To leave audio comments for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian, or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Topics: Cloud, Google, Microsoft

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit tr... Full Bio

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