Cloud

Having Confidence in Cloud Computing Addressing Enterprise Security Concerns

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Executive Summary

It is fair to say that cloud computing has Arrived. Not long ago, Citigroup purchased 30,000 seats of Sales forces customer-facing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for its financial advisors worldwide.1 NASDAQ relies on Amazon Web Services S3 to store historical data on stocks and funds and uses a lightweight rich Internet application to generate new revenues.2 And contract manufacturer Flextronics says it will use human capital management solutions from SaaS provider Workday to service its 200,000-plus employees around the globe.3 These days, IT professionals can very quickly help their organizations move toward high performance by using increasingly available compute cycles not only to run applications off-premise but also to test and develop software applications in the cloud.

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