The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters

Archived Published: 29 April 2014 ID: G00222114


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Where is my data? And who cares? Business leaders must make risk-based decisions about whether cloud computing, offshoring and global data center consolidation are acceptable, taking into account physical location, legal location, political location and logical location of data.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Don't Dismiss Concerns About Physical Location — It Still Matters
    • Don't Forget About Legal Location — It Matters More Than Ever
    • Political Location Matters to Some — Check Whether That's You
    • Focus Your Efforts on Logical Location — Your Future Is Built on It
    • Business Leaders: Make Risk-Based Decisions
    • Appendix
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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