Cloud Computing: Security, Governance and Assurance Perspective

 This paper provides an overview of cloud computing and discusses potential business benefits, risks and assurance issues.


 It is increasingly accepted that cloud computing has tremendous potential - it can fundamentally alter business models. However, as overhyped as its benefits are so are its risks understated. So one should consider cloud computing's lower total cost of ownership (TCO), its higher return on investment (ROI), increased business efficiency, dynamic provisioning, pay as you go payback model etc. One must also consider the risks inherent in this computing model. This paper balances the business benefits side of the equation with the risk side.

 

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