Date Added: Sep 2009
This paper is the second in a three-part series looking at cloud computing from market and legal perspectives. This paper will address recent industry and policy developments. The final paper will discuss legal issues that arise in cloud computing service contracts. The first paper closed by asking how industry and market leaders could best work with one another and regulators to ensure that cloud computing continues to scale, while addressing consumer needs. Since May, the federal government has begun to define cloud computing and considered the extent to which it may be a suitable model for its own IT needs.