Thoughts wanted on Cloud Better Practice Guides

The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has been working with several lead agencies to develop Better Practice Guides on areas such as Security, clinic Records Management, Privacy, Legal and Financial issues relating to cloud computing.

AGIMO have launched three draft cloud guides, covering privacy, legal requirements and financing a cloud project, bringing together relevant laws, policies and checklists.

The above guides form part of the Cloud Framework that is a Stream One deliverable of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper, the strategy paper, released by AGIMO in April this year (2011), which positioned government agencies to choose cloud based services if they demonstrate value for money and are adequately secure. AGIMO has invited comments on the draft guides.

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