With issues such as this, the ever-present risk of a standoff with no clear winner is arising. Nobody will move into the cloud until everybody else has.
Above all, cloud companies need to be far more reassuring about non-logistical issues--and even start to know what they are. It shouldn't come as a surprise for a business, when it joins the cloud, to find that it's contravening local laws.
Keir Thomas has been writing about computing since the last century, and more recently has written several best-selling books. You can learn more about him at http://keirthomas.com and his Twitter feed is @keirthomas.
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