Cross-Ocean Clouds Are Gaining IT Favor

Concerns about latency and questions about legal and regulatory issues aren't stopping CIOs from moving key systems to the cloud, even if it means using applications that are hosted in data centers located overseas.

Just over a year ago, Tohru Futami came to the conclusion that AIG Edison Life Insurance Co. needed to upgrade its core applications.

The Tokyo-based insurer's systems were seven years old and often didn't let the back office and the sales staff share information in a timely manner. Furthermore, some of the company's processes were still paper-based.

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