Flying into the hurricane: law, policy and practice implications of cloud computing
by Eugene Clark; Ian M. Sims
International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJTPL), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012

Abstract: The 1960s was the era of mainframe computing and the 1970s the era of mini-computing and business logic applications. The 1980s ushered in client/server computing and the 1990s desktop computing. In the early 2000s, we are experiencing the age of cloud computing. This article defines and outlines the advantages and models of cloud computing in its various forms. It surveys the legal risks inherent in this form of computing and suggests ways in which these risks can best be managed. Finally, the article suggests avenues for future investigation and reform so that the storms may be avoided and the promised silver linings achieved.

Online publication date: Tue, 30-Sep-2014

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJTPL):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email