[LINK] Cloud Computing Services in Australia?

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 8 08:14:28 AEDT 2011

On 06/11/11 18:24, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> Cloud computing is a vague term ...  It would be dangerous to assume that it is just a new version of the 1960s service bureau.  ...

In legal terms it cloud computing is essentially the same as a 60s 
computer bureau: you run your computer application on someone else's 
computer, somewhere else and you share that computer with other people. 
It is the someone else, somewhere else and sharing which are going to 
create legal issues. The technical details don't matter to the court.

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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