Cloud computing providers must meet several cloud computing standards, many of which overlap in a process that is delaying adoption.
It can safely be said that cloud computing is taking root in government as both use and budgets continue to rise. While adoption issues remain, the results of a 2015 Meritalk survey are encouraging: Seventy-two percent of respondents say cloud security has improved over the last year, and 67 percent believe their data is safer in cloud environments than in legacy systems.
The cloud’s economical pricing, agility and service packaging clearly make it a viable consideration for agencies. Still, one issue continues to act as a drag chute: the proliferation of security standards make adoption too complicated, particularly when audit and certification requirements prevail.