Today in Cloud

London-based Software as a Service provider Huddle has secured a contract to provide their cloud-based document collaboration solution to the UK Government. The Financial Times notes that “the company was chosen… over much larger IT companies, such as Microsoft and Google, partly because its servers are located only in the UK and could theoretically be easier to protect physically from any outside attack.” Importantly, the deal sees Huddle formally accredited to handle confidential material classified as “Restricted,” challenging the widely held belief that cloud solutions are not sufficiently secure.