Everyone’s talking about cloud computing. Some proponents even claim cloud computing will eventually take over the IT world and consolidate most technology departments under a few remaining CIOs who will be left to run the cloud. National Public Radio even proclaimed we may soon think about this new “utility computing” in the same way we think about using electricity — with all the information we need made available to businesses, homes and mobile workers by simply plugging into the cloud. Meanwhile, skeptics point to a host of problems, including security. How can we trust the cloud, Net or whatever “it” is if we can’t know where our data resides? Even if the bandwidth is available and the total cost of ownership is appealing, who will be in control? Isn’t this a recipe for more breaches? What about legal compliance?