Head in the Clouds: Navigating the Legal Cloud Nebula

Joseph J Bambara, In-House Counsel, UCNY, Inc., USA
Joseph J Bambara, In-House Counsel, UCNY, Inc., USA

In the world of computing and technology much has happened in a short time. This is especially true with respect to the new (sort of) technology known as “cloud computing”. This article will provide a brief review of cloud computing technology. After which, we will we continue a "deep dive“ treatment of cloud computing and the law with the objective of preparing the practicing attorney to navigate through this nebulous topic. The article (in two parts) will touch upon everything from updated privacy rights to enhanced deployment models as well as liability and contingency plans for the inevitable downtime.

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USA Cloud Computing Consultant January 2011 Vol. 4, No. 14, Winter 2011

Joe Bambara

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Joseph J. Bambara is currently In House Counsel and a VP of technology architecture at UCNY, Inc. His e-mail address is jbambara@ucny.com. For the last 12 years, he has been acting as Counsel for small to mid-size technology firms in the metro area. He has worked on outsourcing contracts, intellectual property as it pertains to mobile and enterprise software, SMS mobile marketing issues as well as trade/service marks. In addition to Lawline.com, he has done Continuing Legal Education courses on law and technology for New York County and City Bar Association. He was named The New York Enterprise Report Technology Attorney of 2010. Prior entrepreneurial career included developing applications systems for the financial, brokerage, manufacturing, medical, and entertainment industries in New York, Los Angeles and western European community including Java on the mobile, enterprise and database development. Mr. Bambara has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has taught various computer courses for CCNY's School of Engineering. He is member of the New York County Lawyers Association Cyberspace Committee and an active member in the International Technology Law Association. He has authored the following books: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) (McGraw-Hill, 2007), J2EE Unleashed (SAMS 2001), PowerBuilder: A Guide To Developing Client/Server Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Informix: Client/Server Application Development (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Informix: Universal Data Option (McGraw-Hill, 1998), SQL Server Developer's Guide (IDG, 2000). Over the past ten years, he has taught numerous courses and given many presentations on all aspects of the law and enterprise and mobile development in cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Orlando, Nashville, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.

Joe Bambara

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Joseph J. Bambara is currently In House Counsel and a VP of technology architecture at UCNY, Inc. His e-mail address is jbambara@ucny.com. For the last 12 years, he has been acting as Counsel for small to mid-size technology firms in the metro area. He has worked on outsourcing contracts, intellectual property as it pertains to mobile and enterprise software, SMS mobile marketing issues as well as trade/service marks. In addition to Lawline.com, he has done Continuing Legal Education courses on law and technology for New York County and City Bar Association. He was named The New York Enterprise Report Technology Attorney of 2010. Prior entrepreneurial career included developing applications systems for the financial, brokerage, manufacturing, medical, and entertainment industries in New York, Los Angeles and western European community including Java on the mobile, enterprise and database development. Mr. Bambara has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has taught various computer courses for CCNY's School of Engineering. He is member of the New York County Lawyers Association Cyberspace Committee and an active member in the International Technology Law Association. He has authored the following books: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) (McGraw-Hill, 2007), J2EE Unleashed (SAMS 2001), PowerBuilder: A Guide To Developing Client/Server Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Informix: Client/Server Application Development (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Informix: Universal Data Option (McGraw-Hill, 1998), SQL Server Developer's Guide (IDG, 2000). Over the past ten years, he has taught numerous courses and given many presentations on all aspects of the law and enterprise and mobile development in cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Orlando, Nashville, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.

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UCNY is an unified communications consulting and technology workforce acquisition firm, providing services to a global clientele since 1996. Their list of clients includes: Standard and Poor's, McGraw-Hill, Bank of New York, CNA Insurance, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Lewco, The New York Stock Exchange, Nestlé Waters. NYC (Mayors office & HPD), Merck, Merrill Lynch, OSI Pharmaceutical, PurchaseSoft, Roche, Schroder & Co., Salomon Smith Barney, SIAC, and Sony Time/Warner. The company is comprised of highly qualified and experienced professionals. They combine industry know-how, expertise in new technologies and proven approaches in order to solve business problems quickly and efficiently.

USA Cloud Computing Consultant January 2011 Vol. 4, No. 14, Winter 2011
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