With the NCAA basketball tournament kicking off today, I can’t help but wonder how many sports web sites are taking advantage of cloud computing to handle this seasonal spike in traffic. Although some cloud providers are seeking bigger and better uses, this is the type of low-hanging fruit that definitely should have moved to the cloud by now. There are numerous articles out right now about the strain that watching streaming basketball puts on corporate networks, as well as the overall productivity drain of employees constantly checking their brackets. I haven’t watched a basketball game all year, and yet I have my bracket up in a separate window as I type this. High-traffic sports sites would be foolish not to be using the cloud now, right?