The Archives & Records Association and the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University have released the Cloud Computing Toolkit: Guidance for Outsourcing Information Storage to the Cloud.
Here's an excerpt:
The toolkit covers four main areas that should be considered when an organisation intends to outsource business processes and information storage into a cloud environment and should help develop a consistent cloud computing strategy as well as requirements for the required cloud service. Each of the four main sections proposes questions that should be taken into consideration by the organisation or that should be addressed to the prospective cloud service provider:
- Overview of cloud computing – Cloud computing definition, benefits and challenges
- Preparing for the cloud – Cloud service selection and risk assessment
- Managing the cloud – Information management, compliance, contract and cost
- Operating in the cloud – Information security, access and availability
Read more about it at Storing Information in the Cloud: Project Report.