On the surface, it sounds a bit of a stretch. With cloud computing in its infancy and most big companies still wary of handing over control of their data, matters of national security sound far too important to be outsourced to someone else’s data centre.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Amazon, which has been helping to set the early pace in this new market, from trying. Our sharp-eyed correspondent Jonathan Birchall spotted this job advert (for someone to develop a government market for cloud computing services) on the retailer’s web site. Read more