Welcome to another edition of the Friday Cloud News Round Up!
- Standards are the next step when it comes to moving your agency into the cloud. That’s according to Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who says that standards for security, interoperability and data portability are needed in order to move forward. NextGov reports that the White House will soon begin consolidating data centers in the first of one of numerous “game changing approaches” that will help agencies move into the cloud.
- VMWare and Google are teaming up in the cloud. They’re going to do research on “multiple fronts”, including software and app development. BusinessTimes reports that the project will support systems that aren’t proprietary.
- Facebook isn’t just for kids anymore. There are lessons for managers to learn. A recent article in PCWorld discusses some privacy issues that have cropped up with the social networking site lately, and cloud providers can take this situation to heart. Are you making the same mistakes as Facebook when it comes to your client’s information? Read more to find out!