A thoughtful blog posting from Khoi Vinh asks whether we can trust clouds given the current financial climate.

It’s good to be cautious about trusting all of your data to ‘the cloud’, but you should already be evaluating your cloud providers based on their ability to give you a backup option. Most providers already have such mechanisms.

Regardless of the state of the economy this is always a risk and being prudent and careful about the cloud services you pick is a requirement for any business owner or IT decision maker.

Trust, but verify (and backup).