Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Kateeb, Ibraheem

Abstract

Cloud-computing technology has developed rapidly. It can be found in a wide range of social, business and computing applications. Cloud computing would change the Internet into a new computing and collaborative platform. It is a business model that achieves purchase ondemand and pay-per-use in network. Many competitors, organizations and companies in the industry have jumped into cloud computing and implemented it. Cloud computing provides us with things such as convenience, reduced cost and high scalability. But despite all of these advantages, there are many enterprises, individual users and organizations that still have not deployed this innovative technology. Several reasons lead to this problem; however, the main concerns are related to security, privacy and trust. Low trust between users and cloud computing providers has been found in the literature.

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