Cloud Computing

The Right Mix of Policies to Promote Cloud Computing

With cloud computing, the opportunity is clear. Public IT cloud revenue will grow to more than $70 billion by 2015. Even more significant, innovation enabled by the cloud will generate more than a trillion dollars in revenue over the next few years according to one estimate, and will create millions of jobs around the world. … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data

Mapping the Global Policy Environment for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the fastest-growing and most exciting new sector in the software and computing industries. IDC estimates that by 2015 revenue from public IT cloud services will account for one out of every seven dollars spent on commercial software, server, and storage offerings. Private cloud solutions could add another 10 percent or 20 percent … Read More >>


Will 2012 Be the Year for Cybersecurity Legislation?

Could it be that after years of false starts and dashed hopes, the logjam is about to break on cybersecurity legislation? It is too soon to be sure, but one thing is abundantly clear: There is significant movement in both chambers of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has informed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that … Read More >>


Five Steps to a More Coherent Data Framework for Europe’s Single Market

For any data-driven enterprise hoping to grow its operations in Europe today, the vaunted Single Market is a chimera. Rather than a harmonized legal framework and clear rules for how companies must safeguard people’s personal information and preserve their privacy, one finds a confusing patchwork. Take the example of a cloud computing service that offers … Read More >>