Cloud computing, one of the hottest topics right now in insurance IT, is a two-edged sword, according to research cited in a recent issue of ScienceDaily, an online news source.

Cloud computing has many advantages, including a high degree of redundancy at both the hardware and software levels and also geographic independence, say researchers Kashif Kifayat, Madjid Merabti and Qi Shi of the Liverpool John Moores University, UK, in the report. Cloud services also can cope with individual increases in user demand without the user having to upgrade their system.  

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