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July 7, 2016, saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish fresh guidance in order to clarify the requirements which apply to the financial services firms it regulates when outsourcing to the cloud. When the FCA talks about the cloud, it is referring to the full range of cloud solutions which have evolved (such as […]

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We all know that “cloud computing” is one of the most tired and overused phrases in the technology industry, and it has been for years. Everyone has gone “to the cloud” now, right? Not so fast. When it comes to cloud-based enterprise email, the market has lagged somewhat behind. A Gartner report published on February […]

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There is no doubt cloud computing has delivered multiple benefits to the IT organization. However, without proper management and controls, these benefits could become a non-trivial expense to the organization. In a Wall Street Journal article earlier this year The Hidden Waste and Expense of Cloud Computing, Clint Boulton outlines the pitfalls of buying too […]

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On June 3, 2015 the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published proposed regulations which would change the definition of the term “export” in each agency’s regulations to allow cloud storage of information in servers located in foreign countries if the information is […]

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The rise of cloud computing services and the privacy/security issues involved have been much discussed (see, for example, our prior blog posts here). But when customers procure cloud-based services, a critical “behind the scenes” issue is often overlooked: is the cloud provider itself relying on third party subcontractors to perform critical functions? When these subcontractors […]

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I recently attended the UK Society for Computers and Law’s Annual Conference where Cloud Computing was one of the ‘IT Law Hot Topics’ under discussion. The others, in case you are interested, were Big Data, Apps and Mobile Payments. The event was sold out which goes to show how ‘hot’ these topics really are! One […]

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In April, we wrote about what we were seeing in the cloud space, including the impact of cloud computing on the CIO agenda. Since then, Savvis published an independent survey of 550 CIOs and Senior IT personnel from large global enterprises concerning their IT outsourcing strategies, including those around cloud computing. We decided to take […]

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Not too long ago a major supplier asked us what we are seeing in the cloud space. We thought the interchange might be of interest to readers of the blog — so here are some selected questions and our responses. What impact have you seen or expect to see Cloud will have on the CIO […]

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With cloud services now obtaining as much press as the fallout from Kim Kardashian’s wedding, it seems safe to say that clouds are likely to be in the business forecast for the foreseeable future. A strong answer to every IT infrastructure manager’s prayers, cloud computing can provide both a scalable on-demand combination of hardware, software […]

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