Thursday, September 11, 2008
Computer applications and data storage increasingly are moving from the desktop to the remote servers that make up "the cloud." But despite the popularity and convenience of these new services, cloud computing is still not widely understood. What do users really know about working in the cloud? Are data and applications secure in cyberspace?
As part of the ongoing "Google D.C. Talks" series, the Pew Internet & American Life Project will release a new research report on "Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services," assessing consumer attitudes about cloud computing. Experts on cloud computing and privacy, as well as a representative of a leading cloud computing company, Salesforce.com, will respond to the new report and share their own views on this new computing model.
John Horrigan, Associate Director for Research, Pew Internet Project
* Dan Burton, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Salesforce.com
* Mike Nelson, Visiting Professor, The Center for Communication, Culture, and Technology, Georgetown University
* Ari Schwartz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology