The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a new document that addresses agencies using “cloud computing”:
- Frequently Asked Questions About Managing Federal Records In Cloud Computing Environments.
The purpose of this FAQ is to provide agency records officers with a basic overview of cloud computing, its benefits and concerns, and records management implications that agencies will need to consider when implementing cloud computing services.
Addressing records management implications associated with cloud computing, NARA notes that, “Various cloud architectures lack formal technical standards governing how data is stored and manipulated in cloud environments. This threatens the long-term trustworthiness and sustainability of the data.”
See also: NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping, By Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek (February 22, 2010).
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