Utility { Computing, Storage, Services } Considered Helpful

Nicholas Carr and Om Malik find on-demand infrastructure and utility storage (e.g. Amazon S3) “particularly attractive to startups.”

Jon Udell continues to look at various ways of interconnecting users, applications, and back-ends — only some of which have been explored yet.

I particularly like the idea of (having the option for) the user being in control of the back-end repositories, offering more freedom to retrieve their data unharmed and replace application components without necessarily being at the mercy of an application vendor.

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