Cloud Computing

IT

Cloud computing means the relocation of infrastructure, platforms, and software to the “cloud”, usually accessed via the internet. This technology offers companies huge potential for savings in their IT budgets, because, like electricity from a power socket, these services are available as needed and paid for “on demand”. Companies no longer need to have their own infrastructure and licences etc.

However, there are several key issues when using cloud computing solutions, especially regarding international legal relations, which include data protection and the division of responsibility among parties to a contract. Copyright and intellectual property can also have a major part to play.