Top Stories Cloud
- Cloud Wars Explained: Why Nobody Can Catch Up With Amazon
- All The Useful Products Google Has Killed Off Since 2006 [Infographic]
- Why Telstra's Category 9 Mobile Devices Are A Boon For Businesses
- How Cisco's Intercloud Links All The Clouds
- Why Dropbox Just Moved Your Account To Ireland
- vCloud Air Australia Pitches Into The Hybrid Cloud Wars
Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries. International law, on the other hand, sees the world through the lens of various jurisdictions, which are inherently linked to location, geography and territorial boundaries. So when cloud computing and international law interact, sometimes the results can be highly problematic.
The market for cloud computing continues to defy all expectations. Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud. What exactly are these companies selling? Who’s buying it? And why is one company that wasn’t even in enterprise technology a decade ago — Amazon — beating the pants off everyone else?
Twice in the last week, in very different forums, GE has been pointed out to me as a very old company that has managed to make the transition from a successful “old” company into a digital one. They’re making some bold moves to do this, including killing off a successful part of their business for the sake of progress.