Assessing Cloud Computing Agreements and Controls

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

The term "Public Cloud Computing" is being applied to all kinds of products and services so the definition is deteriorating and not very precise. An easy way to think of it is getting rid of the computers in the data center and instead renting a slice of someone else's computers at another location. This expanded form of outsourcing has the same risks as the authors have seen before, including a loss of control and information regarding the internal controls being applied to the organizations systems.