Kenji E. Kushida, Jonathan Murray & John Zysman, Diffusing the Fog: Cloud Computing and Implications for Public Policy (BRIE Working Paper 197) (Mar. 11, 2011) (full-text).
This paper provides an overview and conceptual tools for business leaders, policymakers, and non-specialist scholars to identify, distill, and easily understand the core aspects of how Cloud Computing service markets are developing, and how an array of policy issues will influence how this new computing platform unfolds across the world. The introduction of any new platform of this potential opens a wide range of opportunities for firms large and small, countries, regions, and the global economy. At the same time, it raises new challenges for firms, industries, economies, and policies.