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Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing by Kevin T. McDonald

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Chapter 4. Tower Clearance

In embarking on a Cloud Computing project, it is important to assess the risks, come up with strategies to mitigate the risks and communicate any that aren’t sufficiently covered.

In practical terms, this involves a mix of project management and business continuity best practices to arrive at a) the overall risk of the project, and b) what can be done to mitigate or lower the risk to acceptable levels.

Risk assessments take into account fire, flood and other intentional and unintentional disruptions caused by people. These are multiple pathways that can disrupt the people, processes and technology that drive an organization’s effectiveness.

Other outside dependencies like power and light, gas and water, postal services, ...

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