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November 3, 2008

Cloud Computing Prompts New IT Planning

Wyatt Kash

Microsoft’s announcement last week that it will offer a new software development platform for cloud computing added new energy to the debate over how and when organizations might begin turning to the technology. Security concerns continue to fuel the belief that it will be years before companies consider trusting their information to remote, commercially operated datacenters. However, a variety of forces are accelerating strategy considerations for information technology officials and their contractors, according to cloud computing experts at a symposium in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29.

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