Four of the main issues that come up when considering moving part of your business operation to the cloud are: Security, Access, Cost, and Ownership. It is important to consider all of these issues as they can affect your business. Only the second issue is not related to the cloud service provider.
Cloud computing offers small and medium businesses (SMB) many opportunities to reduce computing costs and improve their internal computing operations. The attached file contains the slides from a presentation I made to a group of SMB executives. The discussion below is my slide-by-slide notes. The slides are two per page, and the notes are listed by page number. This posting covers pages 1 and 2. Pages 3 and 4 are at Cloud Computing Opportunities (Part 2).
This is work done in Drupal V6. Drupal is an Open-Source Content Management System. More information is available at http://drupal.org.
I needed to create a View for a Custom Content Type that took an optional date (year) as an argument. I followed the normal process for defining the various fields of a View. The argument was defined with my custom content value (field_event_season). The definition included creating a 'Summary, sorted ascending' action if no value was present. Since I wanted to display the entire list, this is the appropriate setting.
The Internet worm "Morto A" continues to infect computers. It uses Microsoft's Remote Desktop to spread. It attempts to gain access to your computer using Remote Desktop's protocol. It will succeed if your password is one of 37 simple passwords listed below.
Solution: Don't use a simple password. See Passwords and Hacking for various means to create complex passwords.