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Security Threats - Main Hindrance to the Wide Acceptance of Cloud Computing Services

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing has become new trend, which many enterprises wants to incorporates in their working. Since it relies on sharing of computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. Cloud computing offers reduced capital expenditure, operational risks, complexity and maintenance, and increased scalability while providing services at different abstraction levels, namely Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) It is used in consumer-oriented applications such as financial portfolios delivering personalized information, or power immersive computer games. The cloud computing however, has not gained wide acceptance. For which the main reason is security issue.

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