I have often written about cloud-based computing, including file storage, web servers, and even genealogy applications that run in the cloud. The question asked most often concerns security: "Is it safe?" In fact, cloud computing can be safer than home computing or networked computers in the office. The keywords here are "can be." Security is not automatic but can easily be achieved by paying attention to common sense security issues.
D. Joshua Taylor addressed the security issues at the annual RootsTech conference held in Salt Lake City earlier this year. He described the efforts and especially the security safeguards implemented on recent genealogy web sites. If you have any interest in cloud computing or simply want to learn more about what constitutes cloud computing, I suggest you watch Josh's presentation at http://bcove.me/59xmxxg8 or click on the image below: