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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the final version of its special publication aimed to help demystify cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146), NIST’s general guide to cloud computing, explains systems in plain language and provides recommendations for information technology decision makers, including chief information officers, information systems developers, system and network administrators, information system security officers and systems owners.

“NIST has provided valuable leadership in defining cloud computing and in characterizing its various opportunities and challenges,” said Jim Reavis, executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance. ”Our organization and indeed the global consumers of cloud computing eagerly anticipate this and future publications from NIST on cloud computing.”

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NIST Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations