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Overheard At A Chicken Lunch: NSA’s Potential Impact On US Cloud Services

The NSA spying program has caused some reflection here at Symplified, most recently because of this report that is speculating the snooping allegations will severely affect US-based cloud services providers. What does this mean to us?

Well, we’ve actually been hearing from our non-North American customers from some time — I don’t think these allegations came as much of a surprise to them.

Over mass-produced chicken lunches at the recent Gartner Catalyst event, I got the chance to talk to CISOs and IT leaders at some of America’s most cherished brands. I was surprised how most of them do not trust everything to the cloud, NSA snooping aside. What is enforceable? What data is really safe? How can you really know?

Choosing Symplified’s hybrid cloud solution has given our European and North American customers the best of both worlds. Some just are not gonna put their identities and user keychains in the cloud for now, even if they are very cloud-oriented.

Having lunch with 1000 of your peers? Yeah you’ll be having the Cobb Salad. With Symplified – line up for the buffet!

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