Published: 21 May 2010
Analyst(s): Daniel Blum
Organizations need a strategy to leverage cloud computing in a secure manner. In this guidance document, Burton Group Principal Analyst Dan Blum discusses how to align cloud computing governance with security organizations, IT groups, and business units. This document also discusses architectural considerations, cloud computing use cases, service provider assessment criteria, and cloud-enabling the organization's IT security infrastructure.
Summary of Findings
The Burton Group Approach
Risks and Pitfalls
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