Microsoft is asking Congress to legislate on cloud computing

Apparently Brad Smith’s mother never told him, “Be careful what you wish for.” Mr. Smith went to Washington yesterday and spoke out in favor of federal laws to support cloud computing. Smith is a senior vice-president and general counsel at Microsoft, and he was speaking at the Brookings Institution, one of the top think tanks […]

FTC investigating cloud computing as possible threat to consumer privacy

Will cloud computing architectures make it easier for snoops to satisfy their curiosity? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun to explore whether cloud computing has implications for data security. The news was first reported by The Hill which uncovered a filing made by the FTC with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The notice was […]

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Irish government launching program to encourage transition to SaaS

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has begun a program that will encourage Irish software companies develop their products on a cloud platform. EI is an agency within the Irish Government agency that is charged with helping Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets. The contract was awarded to Saaspoint, a company founded by former Salespoint […]

Los Angeles city council OKs move to Google apps

Los Angeles city workers will be moving their email and calendars into Google’s cloud environment after all. The city council voted to approve their CTO’s plan to switch 30,000 workers from Microsoft Outlook to Google Apps. The plan was challenged by a consumer watchdog who questioned whether cloud computing was reliable and secure, citing the […]

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Your tax at dollars work: The federal ABC’s of cloud computing

Is cloud computing about to become a political issue? A new federal website is taking a stand and it is clearly in the pro-cloudy camp. Worse, the site — Apps.gov is open over a month now and just about the only thing that works is this animated video. The video is one part Sesame Street […]

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