Hacking attacks against Sony and other companies in recent months have a cloud hanging over cloud computing—the hot trend of storing data on remote servers and accessing it through the Internet. “It sets everybody back,” Pat O’Day, CTO for infrastructure-as-a-service company Bluelock, said of the spate of high-profile data breaches. O’Day was among panelists in a TechPoint discussion session June 3, hosted at Barnes & Thornburg’s offices in downtown Indianapolis. Many of central Indiana’s rising stars in information technology develop software and provide it through “the cloud,” in what’s known as software-as-a-service.
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