Getting ready for cloud – self-survey

I advise a number of cloud providers. I also advise those looking to buy cloud services. Each time, similar questions come up about cloud so I thought I'd collate them and present them as a self-survey. Are you getting ready for cloud? Are your customers ready for for cloud? Have a go: 9 questions - should take you … Continue reading Getting ready for cloud – self-survey

Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 5. Cloud standards get closer There are numerous attempts to introduce cloud standards. There are initiatives from the European Union, official standard-setting organisations such … Continue reading Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 4. Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny Last year Mr Costeja unintentionally achieved international fame, infamy even. The Court of Justice of the … Continue reading Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 3. Massive data security fines get closer Every month there seems to be another story of data leaks or hacking. Or both. Aside from … Continue reading Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 2. Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns We are all used to making some form of compromise over access to information about our … Continue reading Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015

Microsoft vs US.gov: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 1. Microsoft and US government go to court Again, Microsoft is resisting attempts by the US government to get access to the user data … Continue reading Microsoft vs US.gov: 5 topics for 2015

Does cloud multiply data breach risks?

Does the increased adoption of cloud services, the proliferation of cloud-connected devices and advent of the Internet of Things increase the likelihood there will be more data security breaches? Certainly, a recent report suggests (reg required) customers believe that to be the case and calls it the "cloud multiplier effect": 57% believe providers don't have the requisite … Continue reading Does cloud multiply data breach risks?