Cloud computing needs governance. Which is to say that cloud computing needs processes, policies, and procedures. In a way, this is no different from IT more broadly. But virtualization, dynamically moving workloads, and an increased reliance on third parties for many types of IT functions mean that well thought-out and documented processes, policies, and procedures tend to be more important in cloud computing than with a more static and manual environment.
This has been driven home to me in the course of speaking at lots of cloud-related events over the past few months and appearing on panels such as the one at HMG Strategy's CIO Summit of America … Read more