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Cloud Computing: Good or Bad?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, Nov 19, 2009

As cloud computing continues to gain popularity, it is also accompanied with the expected, healthy skepticism. When a firm decides to incorporate cloud computing into its business, it must decide if the cloud computing benefits will outweigh the costs and risks, such as security. A recent report, "Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks, and Recommendations for Information Security," conducted by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), points out the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and gives advice on how to avoid risks. Read More...

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- Chris Firra, Sr. Consultant

Sources:

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). "Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks, and Recommendations for Information Security." enisa.eu. November 2009. <http://www.enisa.europa.eu/act/rm/files/deliverables/cloud-computing-risk-assesment/>

Whitney, Lance. "Report: How Risky is Cloud Computing?" news.cnet.com. November 20, 2009. <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10402398-92.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>

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