Date Added: Nov 2010
Companies benefit from cloud computing services in terms of cost reduction and processes enhancement: enterprises are able to scale their systems easily and deploy new technologies more efficiently. Indeed, cloud computing allows businesses to become more flexible and to rapidly react to changes in the market, while focusing fully on their core businesses. In this paper, the authors focus on the new challenges that arise when companies partially or fully migrate their IT infrastructure into a third party cloud company. Some of these challenges are confidentiality and integrity, as well as availability of the data.