Cloud computing

Moving IT out of the office

Edited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

Publication date: 12 Mar 2012

Cloud computing is considered to be one of the main business drivers for growth and innovation, and a global survey by Gartner listed cloud computing as one of the top three technology priorities for CIOs in 2012. Yet debate continues around its real benefits, security and data protection issues. The articles in this ebook look at different aspects of cloud computing, from strategic and infrastructure considerations to legal and security issues, aiming to provide practical advice and a clearer picture of its benefits and drawbacks.
Ebook (VitalSource) - £2.99

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780171319

75 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

What is cloud computing? 3

Don’t believe the hype 8

Embracing the cloud 11

Building ROI from cloud computing 13

The potential of cloud 16

Overcoming obstacles 19

Cloud computing and enterprise architecture 21

Managing the risks to cloud 24

The death of the office server 27

Managing major network change: challenge and opportunity 29

Protecting data in the cloud 32

Trusting third parties with your data 34

Authenticating the cloud 36

Skills for a safer cloud 38

Data protection and security – a legal view 40

Useful resources 44