Is the IT industry clouding over? Two big Cloud Computing bodies merge

The Cloud Industry Forum says it is to partner with the Cloud Security Alliance. Is that the same as merging? The two bodies say they are to align activity in order to drive best practice in cloud service provision. How effective will this be? Are these mickey mouse forums or are they seri

The Cloud Industry Forum says it is to partner with the Cloud Security Alliance. Is that the same as merging?

The two bodies say they are to align activity in order to drive best practice in cloud service provision. How effective will this be?

Are these mickey mouse forums or are they serious industry big hitters?

Read these cloud computing white papers and make your own minds up.

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Here, in the meantime, is the top line of the official version.

The Cloud Industry Forum and the Cloud Security Alliance, both not-for-profit organisations committed to championing the use of cloud services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on activities that will promote best practices and industry standards surrounding the commercial adoption of cloud computing in a manner that advocates security, transparency and trust between supplier and consumer.

This was first published in April 2011

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