That’s one of the questions raised in this Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled “Questioning the Cloud.”

Star Tribune journalist Steve Alexander speaks with Minneapolis based SparkWeave about their business model, how they feel about the onslaught of buzz around the largest public cloud providers like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, and why private clouds are the way to go for many companies.

Just consider some of the main points the article makes:

So, what to make of this?  My take…

The big question is the same one posed at the very beginning of article…”Who do you trust more with your data, someone outside your company or yourself?”

Are the big public cloud players over-hyped? Or have they just figured out a way to own the holy grail of tech companies:  the SMB?

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