With responsible adoption of cloud computing services at front of mind for many organisations and policy makers, it is timely to consider the global context and New Zealand's work to advance trustworthy computing. This article was originally published by Standards NZ in Touchstone Issue 48 - April 2013 as An update on standards for cloud computing and has been re-published with permission.
The international standards community is working together to address many of the common challenges of cloud computing. These challenges include clarifying exactly what is meant by 'cloud computing', managing its risks, increasing security, and improving the governance and management of cloud-based services. The goal is to make cloud computing easier for your organisation – whether that's as a cloud computing consumer or provider.