Cloud Storage and Digital Preservation: New guidance from the National Archives

So-called ‘cloud’ services are – appropriately enough, given the name – often vaguely understood in terms of both scope (what is a ‘cloud’ service exactly?) and appropriate deployment (What are they for? Should we be using ‘the cloud’ for research data?)  This situation isn’t helped by certain software companies and IT infrastructure providers slinging around the notion of ‘the cloud’ as a magic bullet to all your digital communication and storage needs. 

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