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IT, Technology & Telecoms
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explore the concept of cloud computing as an IT solution. It will examine the perceived pros and cons of being ‘in the cloud’ and what the technology means for IT systems in the public sector. Attention will also be given to the way cloud service agreements work, issues about governing law and jurisdiction and also cross border data security.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what cloud computing is and how it works;
  • Understand the perceived benefits of moving from a client server model to a cloud computing model;
  • Understand the perceived risks in moving from a client server to ‘the cloud’;
  • Be aware of the data protection issues posed by cloud solutions;
  • Be aware of the way in which cloud service agreements operate and how they contrast with the traditional software licence.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Legal Principles
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This podcast is about the development of so called ‘cloud computing’ IT solutions. Tracing the history of their development, Roger Bickerstaff, partner and head of IT law at Bird & Bird LLP discusses the merits and potential drawbacks of a cloud solution. Taking in issues of jurisdiction and data protection, Roger assesses the future of cloud computing in public sector IT outsourcing.

Podcast added: 09/08/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-07-23

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