WhitePages goes to the cloud, security issues linger

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WhitePages Inc., which provides online services for finding contact information for more than 200 million people and 15 million businesses, is relying on cloud computing in a big way. The Seattle-based company has built its own internal cloud for application development, and is using about a dozen cloud and Web-based applications. That strategy has enabled WhitePages to avoid having to launch and maintain a variety of applications in-house -- and the associated costs. But in order to feel comfortable using cloud-based offerings such as software-as-a-service, the company needed to address its concerns about security.

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