CSA Guide to Cloud Computing—Introduction

Now that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is over, we can get back to the hottest topic of the day—cloud computing. A little too much perhaps? Well consider that almost every Internet citizen uses the cloud even if they do not even know it (see Chapter 1). Furthermore, cloud computing is being advertised not only within technology-related press but on mainstream media such as billboards, television, to name but a few.
Cloud computing is truly ubiquitous and its growing list of benefits provides an explanation as to why; Particularly by providing customers the opportunity to focus on their core business while the difficult task of buying and managing the technology is done by somebody else. Add to this the ability ...

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