Worldwide computing: worldwide problems
As Cloud Computing has formed into a legitimate strategy for businesses’ worldwide computing models, operational issues have arisen as to how business’ international users interact with that model.
Creating a bridge for users in different locales (such as Japan and Europe), beyond the in-depth network setup, is a matter of communication. Will European users understand what their Japanese counterparts are saying? You don’t want jibberish showing up on the European side as the cloud application can’t understand Japanese ideograms. As Cloud Computing has ingrained itself into the international business model, those businesses have to consider internationalizing their applications used on the cloud to ensure no data is lost or misunderstood from locale to locale.
The trends for Cloud Computing point towards a focus on managing the cloud environment. User interfaces and data input points in the cloud are no different than their counterparts in server-based software. In this worldwide environment, worldwide cloud users can not be overlooked.
For more Cloud Computing trends for 2012, read InformationWeek’s 5 Big Cloud Trends for 2012