POLICY ISSUES ON CLOUD COMPUTING IN INDIA-A COMPARATIVE LANDSCAPE

Rajat Agarwal, Vatsal Chanana, Rishabh Chanana
International Journal of Research in Science and Technology   unpublished
Cloud computing allows business organizations to focus on their business requirements and align IT strategically through dynamic provisioning of resources and applications. Similarly, in the Government and public sector, cloud computing offers scope for reduction in cost of service delivery. For countries like India, this can be a game changer as it may bring huge savings in cost of e-governance infrastructure, which can permit the alternative usage of funds for core development activities. To
more » ... nsure the adoption of cloud computing, it is imperative that a policy framework on cloud computing is finalized so that business and government organizations can reap its benefits. This paper highlights some of the key policy issues that require attention, particularly for government and public sector in India. The paper highlights key policy issues related to cloud such as data protection, data sovereignty, cloud standards, security requirements, etc. through a comparative landscape of the policies of the developed world. A strategic policy framework/roadmap for cloud in India has also been suggested
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