/// Still Not Convinced the Cloud Is a Risky Place? Here Are Some Scary Numbers To Ponder. [NewEnterprise]
The myriad of computing service failures during the last week or so have had me thinking back to my conversation in March with Drew Bartkiewicz. We’ve had Amazon Web services fail and bring down much of the Web with it. Add to that the Playstation Network outage, which is still unresolved and is starting to get ugly in a legal and regulatory sense for Sony. And before that there was the breach at the email marketing company Epsilon . It’s as though this week was tailor-made for Bartkiewicz (pictured), who argues that companies in the cloud business–and their customers, too–are in denial about risk . And by risk I mean not the technological possibility that a service may fail to work as advertised, but in the financial liability sense. In Amazon’s case, there’s not been any real discussion of financial liability.