How to govern the cloud?

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This paper applies economic governance theory to the cloud computing industry. We analyze which governance institution may be best suited to solve the problems stemming from asymmetric information about the true level of data protection, security, and accountability offered by cloud service providers. We conclude that certification agencies - private, independent organizations which award certificates to cloud service providers meeting certain technical and organizational criteria - are the optimal institution available. Those users with high valuation for accountability will be willing to pay more for the services of certified providers, whereas other users may patronize uncertified providers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2013)
EditorsS. Diamond, N. Wainwright
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9780768550954
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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