I wrote about the Microsoft ruling when the story first broke but it left me with questions. The judgment answers some of those questions. Microsoft locates a customer's data in the data centre nearest to the customer and, according to the judgment, doesn't keep a copy in the US. This is partially to reduce network … Continue reading Microsoft data ruling avoids dealing with foreign governments
How do you speed up the cloud contracting process? Phil Wainwright of Digninomica says that contracting often takes weeks and asks how do you speed up the contracting process. Check out my answer in this video filmed by Channel Cloud TV.
As I said previously, you can keep your data secure in the cloud. I've written a report with a host of industry experts explaining how to do this. The Information Commissioner has also published guidance. He is the regulator responsible for upholding data protection laws in the UK and will fine you up to £500,000 … Continue reading ICO guidance on data in the cloud
Last year I wrote a whitepaper on behalf of Databarracks (registration required) examining experiences and attitudes of law firms I interviewed which have adopted cloud services. It highlights their common concerns and perceived barriers to entry, most prominently security of data. It also criticises my regulatory body, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, for not having a position on … Continue reading Challenges and benefits of cloud to law firms