Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Until relatively recently, organizations wanting to undertake computationally expensive analysis would need to procure, deploy and maintain hardware and software or enter extended contracts with data centre providers. For small organizations in particular, startup costs may have been prohibitive. In this paper, the authors discuss the potential use of Cloud Computing for hosting and analysis of email. In particular, they are working towards the development of Executable Acceptable Use Policies (execAUPs) that assist organizations in preventing certain kinds of detrimental employee activities. They consider requirements for execAUPs, and outline initial efforts in using Microsoft's Azure as an environment for providing hosted storage for such research.