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This article is part of the April 2010 issue of Combatting the new security threats of today's mobile devices
Lawyers are abuzz over cloud computing. Though offsite data storage and services are hardly new concepts (think Skype or Yahoo! Mail), the eyes of the law, which traditionally trail well beyond technology, are nervously fixating on "cloud computing," or generically speaking, distributed online services such as SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). As companies look to cut costs and gain flexible, convenient access to services and massive storage/data back-up options, burgeoning interest in cloud computing solutions is understandable. But "computing in the cloud" is rifled with legal mystery --ahem, fear of unknown and uncertain legal risk. Understanding the mechanics and practicalities of how cloud computing works and how moving to the cloud legally impacts clients and corporations are just the tip of legal concerns over cloud computing --after all, what you don't know might kill you or at the very least, pose serious corporate risks. This lack of technical understanding, combined with a hotbed of ... Access >>>
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