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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2010 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 14-16
John Walz , AT&T/Lucent Technologies (Retired)
David Alan Grier , George Washington University
ABSTRACT
<p>Cloud computing is at a controversial point in its development. It has the potential to provide cutting edge computing services, but do we make ourselves vulnerable by committing our data to a vendor over which we have no control? If done properly, cloud computing will make our data more secure and more portable. Yet making this a truly transformative technology will require developing a set of key standards. This department is part of a special issue on cloud computing.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Cloud computing, information technology, standards
CITATION

J. Walz and D. A. Grier, "Time to Push the Cloud," in IT Professional, vol. 12, no. , pp. 14-16, 2010.
doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.137
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