Cloud Computing: The Changing Face of Computer Science

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Executive Summary

The way people use computers is changing. Instead of data and programs being contained on the device of users, they will be held on servers in a server farm, and users will access the content via the Internet for a fee. Computer usage will become a service, with the benefits being reduced consumer costs, safer data, and more up-to-date programs. This service is known informally as cloud computing. There are several problems with the development of cloud computing. For one, there is the large problem, as with all programs operating over the Internet, of security. For companies hoping to enter the software as a service (SAAS) market, this problem must be solved.

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