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The Basics of Cloud Computing

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013

Overview

Cloud computing provides many options for the everyday computer user as well as large and small businesses. If you are considering using the cloud, be certain that you identify what information you will be putting out in the cloud, who will have access to that information, and what you will need to make sure it is protected. Additionally, know your options in terms of what type of cloud will be best for your needs, what type of provider will be most useful to you, and what the reputation and responsibilities of the providers you are considering are before you sign up.

This paper provides guidance on choosing a cloud computing provider and ensuring security concerns are addressed.

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