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House on the Cloud?

I work in IT.  I know a a few things about computers.  So when someone mentions the word 'cloud' I generally know what they're talking about.  And generally glaze over when they start talking about 'the future', or 'amazon', or they're working on a 'cloud infrastructure'.  So what?  Big deal.  Will it improve the business or end user experience?

In the short term probably not.  Most organizations will have a cloud project of some sort.  Even if that project is to simply find out what the cloud project should be.  That's fair enough.
The technology, process, security and personnel of cloud are *relatively* new in comparison to stuff like server-client computing or thin-client infrastructures.  However the more subtle uses of cloud like services have started to appear in my home.  And that I am all for.

Take television for example.  I last year I upgraded my satellite kit to include a disk based recording system.  So now I can record and watch…