The cloud is an option that should not be ignored. Rather, it needs evaluation for its ability to meet our organizations' needs. For me, the primary sources of hesitance have both been about the internet: privacy protection and reliability of connection. I have since become inclined to use the cloud for processes and storage that are not mission critical, and am considering the possibility of using it more.
If you are interested in learning more about the cloud you might want to read an article here on NPManagement.org. This brief but informative article was written by Sumac.com, which provides cloud-based services but gives its usual balanced advice.
If you have decided to use the cloud but are not sure how or how much to do so, you might like an article by David Linthicum located here: http://t.co/fh14JUOv It addresses the three surefire ways to screw up an attempt to implement cloud computing.