Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 09/2011

Cloud Computing: Policy Challenges for a Globally Integrated Innovation, Production and Market Platform

Jonathan Murray, John Zysman

July 2011

Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy


“Cloud computing” is much more than simply a new set of technologies and business models. It is rapidly emerging as the platform that will underpin the next generation of digital products and services. Cloud Computing is transforming how consumers, companies, and governments store information, how they process and exchange that information, and how they utilize computing power. Consequently, it opens a new set of policy discussions while at the same time underling the importance of old debates.