Cloud Computing & the Law
Source: Arthur Cox
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has described cloud computing as a US$3.3-trillion opportunity. The British government said earlier this year that it was planning to cut £3.2 billion from its annual IT bill of about £16 billion by creating its own cloud platform. Locally, Minister for Communications has identified cloud computing as one of the key driving forces towards the creation of a smart economy; while the IDA's recently published "Horizon 2020" report regards access to and deployment of cloud solutions in Ireland as fundamentally important pre-conditions for the delivery of foreign direct investment in the coming decade.