70% of Microsoft Staff are Working on the Cloud

Speaking yesterday at the University of Washington, Steve Ballmer told students that the cloud has always been a source of tension at Microsoft and there's a lot of unrealized potential. Ballmer revealed that at the moment, 70 percent of Microsoft employees are working on cloud-related project. In a year's time, that number will have jumped to 90 percent. “We’re all in,” PaidContent cites the CEO as saying. “This is the bet for our company.”

Cloud computing is something a lot of people have no faith in. Trusting an outside source with all of your information is risky, and keeping a back up of all your documents sort of defeats the purpose of cloud storage. Do you think there will ever be a time when you trust the Cloud with your work? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more about Ballmer's speech here.

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  • I don't trust clowns at all.
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  • Not a chance in hell with the likes of Microsoft and Google wanting to take charge of MY data.....
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  • Its not Cloud Storage from a reliablity standpoint that I have a problem with. I, like others, don't trust cloud privacy. Too many companies like to act as big brothers and look at everything.
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  • Not a chance in hell with the likes of Microsoft and Google wanting to take charge of MY data.....
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  • I don't trust clowns at all.
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  • I doubt it, it depends on the data really. I can't see myself giving them all my photos and what not. I do not want people going through my personal files which is bound to happen.
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