Microsoft\Danger and T-Mobile don’t seem to have quite got the cloud concept yet. Yes it’s true that cloud users don’t have to worry about ther data – it’s all safely tucked away somewhere and your cloud provider sorts it all out.
Alas it seems that Microsoft\Danger got a bit confused during Cloud Computing 101 and went away thinking that no-one had to worry about the data. So they didn’t.
They have come clean on the T-Mobile website and told SideKick users not to turn off the devices as the data now lives nowhere else. In a cruel extra twist, the SideKick Devices are useless now as just about everything it does requires the cloud – it retains nothing at all during reboot for example.
The T-mobile article is here. In the meantime you would be right if you were really nervous about trusting these guys with your data!
It seems that the only person to show incredible foresight was the person that came up with Danger as the name of the company.
Microsoft have had a couple of years now since they acquired Danger to make the services offered resilient. Seems that they failed. Epic Fail.
Oh and BTW, Azure, Microsofts flagship cloud OS launches in a month or so. What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong.