If I opened a business using a cloud server, would I need my own software?

Would I be able to use a third-parties
software to host the server or what?

Asked on August 26, 2016 under Business Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no legal requirement to have or use your own software; you may legally use 3rd party software. There may be business reasons to have your own software, such as controlling a major asset, or being able to market your business as having proprietary, custom software, but that is a different issue.

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