New Guidelines for IT control on cloud
An IT industry body has published guidelines to make it easier for businesses to
make the transition to cloud computing.
The document prepared by the
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ICACA) outlines the key areas
IT managers need to focus on when the network is moved to the cloud
Proper risk management and measures to ensure smooth running
of critical business processes once they move out the data centre are among the
The strategy should also include: clear
communication of enterprise objectives within the firm and to third parties;
adaptivity; continued growth of IT skills and knowledge; and meeting regulatory
The organisation hopes the guidelines will help firms make
the best possible use of the cloud platform.
ISACA knowledge board
director Marc Vael said: "Cloud computing is not a hype, but a normal evolution
in changing the relationship between the IT and business departments on using
digital information. Cloud computing delivers many advantages to any type of
organisation in the world."
Copyright Press Association 2011