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Snowden Leaks “Gumming Up” Cloud Industry

CLOUD COMPUTING

December 12, 2013

Hightail CEO Brad Garlinghouse has said that the recent Edward Snowden revelations about government surveillance are “gumming up” the cloud computing industry, CNET News reports. Hightail offers businesses cloud storage and document tracking services, but new difficulties have shaken the cloud business, he said. “The Snowden effect has extended the sales cycle for non-U.S. companies looking at doing business with U.S. companies,” Garlinghouse said, adding, “There are more questions about data security, encryption and (security) key management.”
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