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Cloud computing another such new technologies heavily rely on the presence of the internet or intranet. If you cannot access the internet, extracting the best out of cloud computing software or applications will not be an easy task. Wired connection within a specific network can be made secure without any difficulty.
You will just have to focus on the security measures that prevent outsiders from interrupting or fiddling with the data. However, maintaining security is a much more complicated process when you are on the internet.
In such a scenario, relying on solutions like Google Docs to share data with other individuals situated in different cities can become impossible if something goes wrong with your internet connection. Remember, the internet is a huge unpoliced network where antisocial elements are present in huge numbers. There have been numerous attempts to bring down the networks of big corporate organizations. Till date, such attempts have failed and we have not seen any significant reduction in internet access. However, it is just a question of time before such attempts succeed.
All it takes is a single chink in the armor for the attack to succeed and net access to be hit. When that happens, your reliance on technology that uses internet for its basic functions may leave you completely stranded. This does not mean you should completely skip the internet. However, you should be aware of the risks and should have backup contingency plans in place in the event something goes wrong. Not doing so may leave you in a position where you just cannot work in sync with your colleagues and associates.