Gartner Research

Key Issues for Cloud Computing, 2011

Published: 01 April 2011

ID: G00212080

Analyst(s): David Smith


Cloud computing offers many potential benefits, but users must beware of the risks and vendor marketing spin. This research updates Gartner's cloud computing research agenda.

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Topic Description

Why This Is Important

Key Issue Descriptions

  • Key Issue: How will cloud computing be defined, and how will it evolve?
  • Key Issue: What vendors, markets and industries will be transformed by the cloud computing phenomenon?
  • Key Issue: How should enterprises exploit cloud computing?
  • Key Issue: How will architectures and techniques evolve to support the many flavors of cloud computing?

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