Some friends of mine, Irene and Michael Edgar, Architects in Chicago, sent this article to me. Irene and Mike are close fiends of mine and both are actual architects that builds real buildings. Public Cloud Computing offers his small business significant cost savings in terms of avoiding hardware upgrades, cooling, and backups. Public Cloud also provided him with easy access to collaboration with engineers, other architects, construction companies, consultants, designers, and clients in a easy virtual environment. Question is how do you safeguard your intellectual property in this collaborative all can access easily environment. Their risk mitigation strategy will be based on the clients level of security and privacy risk they are willing to accept and their customers are willing to accept if they get hacked. Still a good article on how the architecture industry is better optimizing IT infrastructure these days to stay ahead of the curve.