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Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks by Bernard Golden, JP Morgenthal, Jared Carstensen

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CHAPTER 12: WHERE CLOUD COMPUTING IS HEADING

The industry enthusiasm for Cloud Computing indicates that it addresses elements of IT that suffer from fundamental dissatisfaction.

IT is commonly regarded as unresponsive, slow-moving, expensive and difficult to work with.

Cloud Computing, with its rapid provisioning, pay-as-yougo pricing and user self-service, addresses these pain points.

Any time a new solution neatly addresses the shortcomings of a given situation, it seems obvious that it will be embraced immediately.

The overwhelming enthusiasm directed toward Cloud Computing suffers from only one reservation: security. Many IT professionals react to the promise of Cloud Computing with a ‘yes, but’ attitude. ‘Yes, Cloud Computing sounds great, ...

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