Blown To Bits

Cloud Computing

Monday, August 4th, 2008 by Harry Lewis

We have a short piece on the Business Week web site today about things to consider before storing corporate data in “the cloud,” that is, using a service such as Google or Amazon to hold your files for you. The piece got edited in a way that is a bit disappointing, since it left out one of the crucial points we wanted to make:

Who would fight a subpoena? With your data in the cloud, the cloud’s lawyers, not yours, will decide whether to resist a court order to turn over your data.

It actually seems that they ran the version they gave us for review, without incorporating any of the suggestions we made in response — for example, we pointed out that the sentences identifying the authors are ungrammatical.

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