Cloud computing has been described as the next stage in the Internet’s evolution where infrastructure applications and business processes can be delivered as a service wherever and whenever needed. However, despite the enormous potential challenges remain. This roundtable discussion examines the key challenges for cloud computing bringing together industry experts including members of the QMUL Cloud Legal Project Team at Queen Mary, University of London, which has undertaken a three year project in relation to cloud computing.
- Cloud customer requirements – what do customers care about in cloud computing? Hear about the customers view. Chaired by Dervish Tayyip, Microsoft;
- Review of contractual terms of cloud providers – report on survey and analysis of terms and conditions offered by cloud providers. Chaired by Professor Ian Walden, Queen Mary College, London University;
- Technology lock-in and cloud computing – EU Commission investigations and the EU’s Digital Agenda have raised concerns over technology lock-in with cloud computing. Are these concerns valid? Chaired by Tim Cowen, Sidley Austin LLP; and
- Data protection challenges and solutions for cloud computing – EU data protection requirements are often cited as one of the main issues for cloud computing. What solutions can be applied to deal with data protection in cloud computing? Chaired by W K Hon, Queen Mary College, London University and William Long, Sidley Austin LLP.
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