[LINK] EPIC: Cloud Computing Initiative Lacks Privacy Umbrella

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sat Sep 26 13:40:51 AEST 2009

Roger Clarke wrote:
> Volume 16.18                                         September 25, 2009
> <http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_16.16.html>http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_16.16.html
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> [5] Cloud Computing Initiative Lacks Privacy Umbrella
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Vendor based cloud computing also lacks a credible business model. In my 
humble, but well informed opinion, the major claimed benefits of elastic 
cloud computing can be achieved by IT departments through the use of 
virtualisation (server and storage) and  standardisation - of 
applications, middleware and infastructure. Vendors who offer cloud 
environments have to add on significant other capability, such as 
chargeback and billing and a higher degree of privacy and security 
measures which would make a third party or outsourcing solutions more 

And if the virtualisation/standardisation version is all that the USA 
government it talking about then its a major case of nuancing (the spin 
word for spinning).


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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