Tuesday 28 September 2010

Cloud Computing – Is the Big Issue “Control” or “Trust”?

What is the big issue in using cloud computing? “Control” or “Trust”?

At the ICAEW IT Faculty’s seminar on Cloud Computing last Friday, several questions were voted on at the end by the delegates. Having listened to various presentations, their main concern about using cloud computing was “loss of control”.

The industry itself, through the “Cloud Industry Forum” (CIF) is launching a Code of Practice on 18th October. This seeks to provide advice to buyers so they can make an informed choice on what they call “Cloud Service Providers”. This includes certification of specific providers against agreed criteria and information. CIF says it’s about “trust”.

Trust and control go hand in hand. If you cannot control the systems directly, who can you trust to do it?  [...read more...]