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ERIC Number: EJ901489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract Issues
Trappler, Thomas J.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v33 n2 2010
Much recent discussion has focused on the pros and cons of cloud computing. Some institutions are attracted to cloud computing benefits such as rapid deployment, flexible scalability, and low initial start-up cost, while others are concerned about cloud computing risks such as those related to data location, level of service, and security infrastructure. For institutions that have done due diligence and determined that the benefits of cloud computing outweigh the risks, this article serves as a resource to help mitigate those risks through the contract terms with a cloud services provider. It is intended to highlight some best practices and complement, not obviate, an institution's existing legal, contractual, or purchasing policies. (Contains 12 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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