Trustworthy Computing

Although not directly related to self-managing software, Microsoft's Trustworthy computing initiative is worth a review in terms of its scope and potential for creating reliable systems. However, on closer analysis, the Trustworthy Computing initiative does have similar functionality to autonomic computing. In January 2002, Bill Gates issued a call to action challenging all of Microsoft's 50,000 employees to build a Trustworthy Computing environment for customers that is as reliable as the electricity that powers homes and businesses today. Software security is an ongoing challenge. Viruses, worms, trap doors, and other security problems are experienced throughout the industry on a daily basis. To address these facts, Microsoft ...

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