Cloud Computing
Topics: Cloud computing / Pages: 33 (8225 words) / Published: May 4th, 2013

White Paper Cloud Computing.
Alternative sourcing strategy for business ICT.

Contents.

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1. Abstract.

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2. Introduction to Cloud Computing.
2.1 A historical background. 2.2 Definitions.

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3. Flexible ICT services - more than just a dream.
3.1 Business needs as a driver of Cloud Computing. 3.2 Status Quo. 3.3 A summary - added value with Cloud Computing.

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4. Areas and examples of application.
4.1 Cloud Computing in business startups. 4.2 Cloud Computing in companies with existing infrastructure. 4.3 Cloud Computing with business-critical applications.

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5. Dynamic Services – a top-quality Cloud Computing service. 6. Summary. 7. Glossary. 8. List of figures. 9. List of sources.

1. Abstract.

The term "Cloud Computing" has been mentioned for just under two years in relation to services or infrastructural resources, which can be contracted over a network. Thus, the idea of renting instead of buying IT is nothing new. And so, Cloud Computing has many antecedents and equally as many attempts to define it. The players in the large world of clouds are Software as a Service providers, outsourcing and hosting providers, network and IT infrastructure providers and, above all, the companies whose names are closely linked with the Internet's commercial boom. But, all these services in combination outline the complete package known as Cloud Computing – depending on the source with the appropriate focus. That which long ago established itself in the private environment of the Internet is now, noticeably, coming to the attention of businesses too. Not only developers and startups but also large companies with international activities recognize that there is more to Cloud Computing than just marketing hype. Cloud Computing offers the opportunity to access IT resources and services with appreciable convenience and speed. Behind this primarily, is a solution that provides users with services that can be

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