NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Nearly everyone who has written about
(YHOO - Get Report) CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on telecommuting,
But from a technical standpoint, the move also highlights some of the bottlenecks in modern cloud computing. These impact both your business and the businesses you invest in.
First, to secure corporate traffic, even when a worker is at home or on the road, most companies run a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. This encrypts the traffic, hiding it from prying eyes.
A VPN requires central control. Bits have to pass through the center of the VPN before going on to their designation. Even if you're not commuting into work, then, your bits are. This creates what network designer Andy Gottlieb called in
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