Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper – ACS July 2013

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper (the Paper) aims to elicit suggestions and information from cloud computing vendors and from users of cloud computing services – particularly small businesses, not-for-profits (NFPs) and consumers – about the tools and protections they need to acquire and deploy cloud computing services in their businesses with confidence and trust. Government […]

New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – IITP July 2013

Cloud Computing can offer significant advantages to businesses and individuals who venture into “the cloud” in terms of cost, flexibility, scalability and convenience. But it is not without risk. Users of Cloud products and services entrust their important business and personal data to Cloud Service Providers and have the right to know how trustworthy their […]

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal-Issues v1.1 AGIMO Feb 2013

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal Issues v1.1 – AGIMO Feb 2013

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

AIIA Input to DBCDE National Cloud Computing Strategy – Dec 2012

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the draft National Cloud Computing Strategy from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE). At the outset we note a level of uncertainty as to how this latest draft aligns with or supersedes the 2011 Australian Government Information Management […]

Modelling Economic Impact of Cloud Computing – KPMG AIIA Sept 2012

Cloud computing is receiving an increasing level of attention, as evidenced by the rapidly growing number of qualitative surveys and analysis that has been published over the past two years, both in Australia and internationally and across private, public and third sector organisations. This report, commissioned by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the […]

Community Cloud Governance - Better Practice Guide AGIMO Jul 2012

Community Cloud Governance – Better Practice Guide – AGIMO July 2012

A Community Cloud is one of four cloud models outlined in the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper (the Strategy), released in April 2011. The other models are public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. The Strategy defines a Community Cloud as “cloud computing services shared by several organisations that have shared requirements, e.g. […]

Financial Considerations for Govt Use of Cloud Computing AGIMO Jul 2012

Financial Considerations for Government Use of Cloud Computing – AGIMO July 2012

Adopting cloud computing solutions often involves a range of complex financial considerations that agencies should consider as part of the evaluation process. This guidance advice focuses on the key financial issues that agencies need to address when adopting a cloud solution. Many Australian Government agencies are in the process of considering the adoption of cloud-based […]

Cloud in Australia - Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing in Australia – Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing is the new paradigm in ICT. It brings together a range of different technologies and business practices that have been maturing for some time: broadband communications, software as a service, outsourcing, the move to mobile computing. These and other trends have combined to make cloud computing the hottest topic in the ICT industry […]

Negotiating Cloud Computing Legal Issues AGIMO Jul 2012

Negotiating Cloud Computing Legal Issues – AGIMO July 2012

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

Comparing 10 Jurisdictions - Government access to data in the cloud

Comparing 10 Jurisdictions – Government access to data in the cloud – Hogan Lovells May 2012

Data in the cloud is revolutionizing the way companies use information technology. Cloud service providers make it possible for businesses and consumer users across the globe to access services via the Internet, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. That’s why Cloud computing continues to grow. As Cloud computing adoption by business has increased, some people have […]