Ian Osborne is Director of Cloud and Government IT at the ICT KTN
Cloud Computing is a relatively new and innovative area of business activity in the IT industry. The delivery of network based services is not a new idea, but the recent advances in network capabilities, the commoditisation of computing equipment and rapid advance of software as a service has taken this to a new level of business utilisation affecting all sectors and all types of business. What are the building blocks for these services? How are they regulated and controlled? How will the market continue to develop? A key element in the answers to these question are standards.