updated: 10/27/2010 12:47:39 PM

Tech Writer Questions Reliance on The 'Cloud'

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

 Technology Writer Nicholas Carr says businesses face a risk of productivity loss as technology prompts workers to do more multi-tasking.

The keynote speaker at today's TechPoint Innovation Summit is warning business leaders about the downside of the current technological shift to cloud computing. Technology Writer Nicolas Carr admits the adjustment could help companies improve efficiency and reduce costs. However, he warns about possible privacy issues and a potential lack of focus by workers who are in "a state of perpetual distractedness."

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Carr says there is cause for concern for a negative impact on worker productivity and creativeness.

Carr's writings have caused a stir in the technology and business worlds.

He is the author of the books "IT Doesn't Matter," "Is Google Making Us Stupid" and "The Shallows. What the Internet is doing to our brains."

The TechPoint summit is being held in Indianapolis.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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