Standardizing the cloud: A call to action

CIOs who hope to benefit from the low cost and convenience of cloud computing should pay attention to the evolving need for better, more consistent technological standards. According to a recent Strategy& study, current internet-based computer services operate under surprisingly inconsistent, often incompatible standards. Resolving the situation will require a concerted effort by cloud service providers, business customers and government regulators, as well as the CIOs themselves – but until that happens, the cloud will not realize its promise.