power of the few- rules in the cloud

We were asked by the Government of India to write about what we think about regulation in the cloud – as we feel so strongly I thought it would be important to share it with all of you.

Final Paper – Regulatory Framework for Cloud Computing

The “power of few” is quite simply the main reason why governments around the world need to look at this phenomena, new industry and paradigm shift known as the “cloud” with a new set of eyes and a new set of values. It is here, it is changing and it will continue to re-shape economies from yesterday to tomorrow.

The power of the few outlines the change – movement from millions of individual units (computers) that are not necessarily linked nor controlled to the cloud where all of them are grouped and huddled… and controlled by a handful of companies. When a nation’s economic agility is thus controlled by a “few” they have power that needs regulation but one that does not cripple innovation or stifle growth.

Give me a shout on what you think…