Cloud's Benefits Worth Risks, Experts Tell House Panel

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Cybersecurity experts told a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Thursday that while the federal government's embrace of cloud computing carried some level of risk, agencies should adopt the cloud now or risk falling behind the technological curve.

Cloud computing — in which information is stored on a remote central server rather than on an office's computers — would allow agencies to store data more cheaply, more efficiently and in a more flexible manner than traditional information technology, witnesses from the public and private sectors told...
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