Many businesses are now using the cloud as a cost-effective way of servicing their needs. Cloud computing is also known as an on-demand or hosted model. With this type of telecom solution, an application is licensed by a provider and is hosted at a remote location known as a Network Operations Center, or NOC. It is then offered to customers, by subscription, with a monthly or annual fee. Cloud computing can deliver IT and communication services over a variety of networks including fixed, worldwide and mobile. It can also be used to deliver voice and video calling, video andweb conferencing, audio, messaging, content creation, broadcasting, workspace, unified communication, etc.
Das jüngst beschlossene Abkommen zwischen den USA und der EU ist bereits der dritte Versuch, einen sicheren Transfer personenbezogener Daten von Europa nach Amerika sicherzustellen. Holger Dyroff, Co-Founder und COO von ownCloud, sieht auch in dem neuen Regulierungsversuch keine zufriedenstellende Lösung.