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NHS Moving To Cloud For Security 69

Posted by timothy
from the you'll-feel-a-slight-pinch-of-skepticism dept.
twoheadedboy writes "The NHS, one of the biggest public sector organisations in Europe, is to use a cloud-based security model to protect its 1.3 million users. This comes amidst a big move to the cloud in the UK public sector."
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NHS Moving To Cloud For Security

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  • Good Idea?? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DaMattster (977781) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @09:23AM (#36660744)
    I don't think moving data to a cloud for security is really a good idea. How is security really improved when essentially stuff it moved to "public storage?" Maybe a private cloud?? I would say it is weakened. This is just what groups similar to LulzSec and Anonymous really want.
  • by Attila Dimedici (1036002) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @12:01PM (#36662724)
    At least part of the hostility is due to the fact that the term "cloud" is a buzzword that obfuscates the meaning of a phrase rather than making it clearer. If a company or organization is going to outsource its IT (or some part thereof), that is fine and in many cases may be a good idea. However, "outsource" has become a "bad word", so many organizations try to find some other word to use that does not raise such negative emotions.
    Techies tend to be people who like clear, concise communication, even if they are often not good at it because they overlook the emotional content of what they are saying.

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