Can Cloud Help Businesses Affected by Riots?


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What: “The torching of businesses over the last few days by the rioters who looted them has opened up a new business case for the on-line, off-site, data back-up that is an integral feature of cloud computing.”

Why: “…the smoking heap of wreckage was a small business in a city centre, a superstore in a retail park or a national distribution depot for consumer goods, the case for having off-site processing and data storage has suddenly become much stronger. But the vulnerabilities of data centres to power problems and of communications networks to similar disruption (including lightning strikes and cable theft) also need much greater attention.”

Interesting thoughts from Philip Virgo’s blog on ComputerWeekly.

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