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Cloud Computing Basics Explained

September 2010 White Paper
Grace Lewis

This paper seeks to help organizations understand cloud computing essentials, including drivers for and barriers to adoption, in support of making decisions about adopting the approach.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

What is cloud computing and how can an organization decide whether to adopt it? An organization needs to weigh the cost, benefits, and risks of cloud computing in determining whether to adopt it as an IT strategy. This paper seeks to help organizations understand cloud computing essentials, including drivers for and barriers to adoption, in support of making decisions about adopting the approach.