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NZCS puts out draft cloud code

The New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS) today released the draft of the New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – or CloudCode – for consultation following input from across the IT industry.

Last year marked the beginnings of mutterings about voluntary cloud computing standards, and today the New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS) released the draft of the New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – or CloudCode – for consultation following input from across the IT industry.

CloudCode coordinator Joy Cottle said more than 200 people and a "significant number" of cloud-based IT businesses contributed to the development of the code, which includes a set of disclosures and minimum standards for providers.

It was funded by industry with major contributions from NZCS, Gen-i, Equinox, OneNet, Webdrive and Xero, plus Salesforce.com, Google, EOSS Online Ltd, InternetNZ, NZRise and Systems Advisory Services also contributing, Cottle said.

“New Zealand is one of the first countries to develop such a code and we’re leading the way in this area globally with many international eyes watching the progress of the development of this code of practice.”

The draft code and consultation docs are available at nzcloudcode.org.nz/consultation with submissions closing on April 10.