Cloud computing ‘inevitable’ for Cayman government

croppedcloudGovernment services will, in the coming years, start moving away from physical servers on the island and into big data centers in the United States and elsewhere, according to a deputy in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In an interview this week, Wesley Howell, who is in charge of public safety and security with the Ministry, said the Cabinet Office plans to hire a director of IT services to help bring together computer services departments from across the government and collaborate with private companies.

Mr. Howell spoke Monday at the Government Professional Development Week conference about risks to the island’s IT infrastructure. The talk covered topics ranging from hacker attacks to risk assessment on how much to spend protecting data.  MORE