The Terms They Are A-Changin'... Watching Cloud Contracts Take Shape

Many web services are examples of cloud computing, from storage and backup sites such as Flickr and Dropbox to online business productivity services such as Google Docs and Cloud computing offers a potentially attractive solution to customers keen to acquire computing infrastructure without large up-front investment, particularly in cases where their demand may be variable and unpredictable, as a means of achieving financial savings, productivity improvements and the wider flexibility that accompanies Internet-hosting of data and applications.

Provided by: Brookings Institution Topic: Cloud Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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