Three Types of Cloud Brokerages Will Enhance Cloud Services


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Cloud computing requires governance. We examine how cloud service brokerages will exist to fill the gap between the service consumer and the service provider.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • The Art of Governing the Ungovernable
    • Definitions
    • Three Types of Brokerage Businesses
      • 1. Cloud Service Intermediation
      • 2. Aggregation
      • 3. Cloud Service Arbitrage
    • Conclusion
    • Tactical Guidelines
  • Recommended Reading
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