CIOs that achieved dramatic cost-savings with their scalable and pay-per-use cloud-based IT infrastructures are heroes to their companies. How many of them are well-prepared for the worst case scenario such as a lawsuit, requiring IT to retrieve crucial e-mails, HR records, transaction data and other financial documents in the cloud?
by: Carol Ko 06-Oct-2010
In the second half of this two-part series—"Worst case scenario of cloud computing," Duff & Phelps' Erik Laykin continues to discuss the potential problems of data retrieval from a cloud computing facility when a service provider unfortunately goes bankrupt or gets acquired.
by: Carol Ko 15-Jul-2010
For any business, what can be worse than being sued but failing to present the necessary corporate data and documents to the court to defend your company's interests in a lawsuit? Apart from data security risks of cloud computing, CIOs should also take into consideration the legal requirements of 'electronic discovery' in such unfortunate events.
by: Carol Ko 14-Jul-2010
In this interview, Charles Mok, chairman of Internet Society Hong Kong, comments on the issues of data jurisdiction and data privacy protection in light of existing Hong Kong legislation.
by: Carol Ko 29-Jun-2010