An apt analogy for cloud computing is one in which something becomes so big and unwieldy that storage becomes an issue. This big important thing needs to be stored in a place that is an effectively unlimited amount of space. Communities do this with their trash via landfills. A more apt analogy is that that big, unwieldy thing is information.
Think about how municipal institutions keep records and registries for a consistently growing citizenry. The mismanagement, misplacement or corruption of any of this information would be tantamount to headaches for all parties. Likewise, what if the criminal justice system could not access its records when dealing with criminals and crime? Information is too important to lose track of. It must be kept in a safe place that is accessible in the moment of need.
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