In that past two years the uptake of cloud services has increased dramatically. Cloud vendors have attractive offerings that no longer require agencies to maintain the burden of capital investment in hardware and infrastructure. Although entering into service agreements may present significant cost savings, Victorian government agencies need to be aware that the move into cloud computing involves risk.
The Recordkeeping Implications for Cloud Computing Issues Paper offered PROV’s stakeholders an opportunity to consider and comment on the following:
- Unauthorised access to classified information;
- Loss of access to data;
- Inability to ensure data integrity and authenticity; and
- Understanding the practical aspects of cloud services.
The commenting period for the Issues Paper has now closed.
Feedback received on the Cloud Computing Issues Paper is currently being used to develop a Cloud Computing Policy and associated Guideline on implementing the Policy.