Cloud Computing-Driving Security, Performance and Quality

Ubiquitous adoption of Internet technology has swung the pendulum of enterprise software design and usage back to the client-server model first introduced by terminals connected to mainframes half a century ago. What has shifted quite a bit from that era though, is the business and physical relationship between consumers and providers of information services, data, hardware and software - with outsourcing as a key business driver. This new business and technology framework drives specific regulatory and IT-security considerations that need to be correctly addressed, but also gives software providers such as Medidata the opportunity to offer customers products and services of a much higher quality and integrity than previously available to the industry.

Provided by: National Institute of Standards and Technology Topic: Cloud Date Added: Oct 2010 Format: PDF

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