As your organization serves a 'cloud strategy,' have you also put in place an exit plan? Do you review the vendors' SLAs regularly? Have you added a termination clause in the contract? When is it better to have automatic renewal clauses and when is it not advisable?
by: Carol Ko 19-Jun-2012
"Read the SLAs" as we are often told. What exactly are the dangers in a cloud contract? What obscure terms must CIOs watch out for? Does a cloud service contract necessarily spell out data ownership? And do cloud vendors owe a duty of data protection to their customers?
by: Carol Ko 19-Jun-2012
While the jurisdictional issues of cloud service adoption may not be resolved completely through the contract, being aware of these issues enables a customer to negotiate terms it requires to meet its regulatory obligations and to "price in" these concerns into the value of the cloud service.
by: Gigi Cheah and Jeremy Tan, Norton Rose 06-Jun-2012
The CSA Australia chapter's key areas of interest include legal, jurisdiction, and privacy issues; identity management; standards, compliance, and audit; security as a service; and consumer and mobile use of cloud services.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 16-May-2012
Global insurer Chartis targets the cyber insurance policy at MNCs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand with a minimum annual turnover of US$100,000. Limits of liability are capped at US$10 million, subject to individual risk assessment.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 14-May-2012
What does it take to educate young people in the digital era? Understandably, schools, governments and policymakers are in a quandary on how to choose from a slew of technology options available the best fit for an institution's learning objectives.
by: Eden Estopace, eGov Innovation 04-May-2012
The long-term development of a city does not solely rely on its present advantages. A Chinese official asks: Will Hong Kong remain as a financial and logistics hub in 10 or 20 years' time? Where should Hong Kong position itself when other Chinese cities are catching up? What cloud services should it focus on?
by: Carol Ko 27-Apr-2012
Leveraging global wisdom will be significant to the success of Hong Kong Cloud Standards Alliance (HKCSA), noted technology experts and academics at last week's inauguration ceremony of HKCSA, which was advised to "think global."
by: Sheila Lam, Computerworld Hong Kong 18-Apr-2012
IDC Government Insights survey show that a government department that is highly confident in running its own private cloud environment may run the risk of not reaching out to other internal departments to collaborate on cloud opportunities. Read on for IDC's recommendations to optimize the benefits of cloud services.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 11-Apr-2012
In line with China's 12th Five-Year Plan, the Hong Kong government CIO will lead a 20-member cloud expert group to drive standards development and promote the best practices of cloud computing within the government. It will also work with international and Mainland Chinese industry bodies to help set cloud standards.
by: Carol Ko 30-Mar-2012