Cloud computing

In summer 2008, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program convened a roundtable on information technology with 28 leaders and experts from various sectors to discuss the implications of cloud computing and to suggest policies. As defined in the Foreword, cloud computing "refers to the myriad of information and communications activities that are increasingly taking place in the network, broadly defined.....the cloud signals the movement of hard and soft functions such as storage, software applications and services to an off premises service industry." The discussions were compiled into this report by J.D. Lasica.

Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet's impact on business, governance and social interaction (pdf, 110pp/812kB), April 2009



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