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Boy I do hope they get this right… any security issues will be problematic for the millions of folks being served by city of Los Angeles. It will certainly raise the profile of cloud computing enough to get the attention of the Pirates that are out their…. Google’s IT Ninjas better be up to the task…

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=26641&tag=nl.e550

“Clearly, this is a big deal for the city of Los Angeles. But this vote is also monumental for cloud computing as a whole, which has gained popularity and widespread interest but still relatively little adoption as companies – and municipalities, apparently – weigh the anticipated cost benefits over the unknown risks that might come with system failures or data breaches.”

Yes it will more than likely be cheaper for Los Angeles both in terms of their own IT Ninjas, hardware and software but data breaches generally tend to cost much more than the 7.25 million bucks LA is going to lay down for Google…

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