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Six principles for effective cloud computing

Only through proper governance and management can cloud computing achieve its potential for organizations. To help enterprises manage the potential pressure points that begin to surface when cloud computing strategies diverge from internally provided IT services or traditional outsourced arrangements, ISACA has issued ‘Guiding Principles for Cloud Computing Adoption and Use’, a complimentary guide featuring six key cloud computing principles:

1. The Enablement Principle: Plan for cloud computing as a strategic enabler, rather than as an outsourcing arrangement or technical platform.

2. The Cost/Benefit Principle: Evaluate the benefits of cloud acquisition based on a full understanding of the costs of cloud compared with the costs of other technology platform business solutions.

3. The Enterprise Risk Principle: Take an enterprise risk management (ERM) perspective to manage the adoption and use of cloud.

4. The Capability Principle: Integrate the full extent of capabilities that cloud providers offer with internal resources to provide a comprehensive technical support and delivery solution.

5. The Accountability Principle: Manage accountabilities by clearly defining internal and provider responsibilities.

6. The Trust Principle: Make trust an essential part of cloud solutions, building trust into all business processes that depend on cloud computing.

ISACA’s Guiding Principles for Cloud Computing Adoption and Use is available as a free download (after registration) from here.

•Date: 29th February 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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