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Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks by Bernard Golden, JP Morgenthal, Jared Carstensen

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CHAPTER 3: GOVERNANCE OF CLOUD COMPUTING

Governance: a: to control, direct or strongly influence the actions and conduct of. (www.webster.com)

Given the vast changes (economic, technological, geopolitical) that businesses and governments need to react to, managing risk has become a key initiative for many organisations. Governance is one tool that can be used to minimise risk by providing consistent controls and processes regarding the management of assets.

The topic of governance is rapidly gaining support within the enterprise IT community. Typically the nature of information technology within mid-sized and large enterprises forces the need to implement some form of governance, albeit usually on a case-by-case basis. Only with regard to certain ...

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