1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cloud Overlords

    Noticed a few pro - cloud articles, to the point of reading like ads.

    Who are El Regis owners? Do they have a heavy investment in the Cloud?

    Judging from the stories it looks like a outsourced data archiving and organising outfit.

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: Cloud Overlords

      This barely deserves a response. The Register is independently owned (see Companies House), and there is never, never any pressure on editorial to write one way or another. Come on, man, look at these articles:

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/08/what_about_a_us_tech_boycott/

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/24/richard_clarke_csa_comments/

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/17/cios_still_cloud_wary/

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/06/prism_revenue_wobble_worries/

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/17/european_commission_no_fortress_europe_for_cloud_but_if_prism_scared_you/

      These are in the first few search results for "cloud", a mix of coverage. You're accusing editorial of corruption. That's really nice. Please post here your name, address and workplace so I can turn up and accuse you of corruption to your boss and customers :-/

      C.

    2. Phil W

      Re: Cloud Overlords

      This is a rather unfair assessment. As listed above there are mixed articles on cloud related matters.

      It may well be that there are more positive than negative ones. Whether this is because cloudy stuff is a good thing, or simply because it's in fashion at the moment and so everyone has something good to say about it, I'm not sure.

      Personally I dislike the term "Cloud" because it is poorly defined and improperly used. I'm also not a huge fan of cloud services from a business perspective, but they have their place.

      Regardless when seemingly the majority of CIOs and business are using them or interested in using them, and there are an increasing number of such services available, then clearly there will be a lot of positive articles about the subject.

      Also you need to take some grammar lessons, how in the world does "El Regis" seem like a proper way to indicate possession in relation to "El Reg"?

      "Who are El Reg's owners?" or perhaps "Who are El Regs' owners?" if you wish to imply separate ownership of the regional offices or individual writers. Or more simply just "Who owns El Reg?"

    3. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Cloud Overlords

      You, sir, are barking mad.

      1. Phil W

        Re: Cloud Overlords

        Barking? I prefer to meow.

        1. Jamie Jones Silver badge

          Re: Cloud Overlords

          :-)

          I assume he was referring to the original poster.

          Drew, your fault for not implementing some kind of 'in reply to' header :-)

        2. Jamie Jones Silver badge
          FAIL

          Re: Cloud Overlords

          I personally haven't notice cloud-bias in the articleseither way.

          The comments, however, are overwhelmingly anti-cloud, and obviously aren't being censored...

  2. Dominic Connor, Quant Headhunter

    An underlord speaks...

    El Reg writes about what is happening, or at least the subset it hears about.

    Cloud is a trendy buzzword, new products, shows, etc.

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