According to Crocker and Smallwood, cloud computing represents one of
the most significant paradigms shifts in information technology (IT)
history, due to an extension of sharing an application-hosting provider
that has been around for many years, and was common in highly regulated
vertical industries like banks and health care institutions. The
author’s knowledge from their research continue to assert that, the
impetus behind cloud computing lies on the idea that it provides
economies of scale by spreading costs across many client organizations
and pooling computing resources while matching client computing needs to
consumption in a flexible, real-time version.
Q2: Even with this great news about the benefits of the cloud
computing applications, the authors have warned the business user
community regarding the dangers associated with cloud computing
applications. Please identify and name these grave dangers/risks that
pose as concerns, and briefly support your discussion.