October 22, 2010 – The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop II on November 4 and 5, 2010 to give government and industry stakeholders the opportunity to comment on next steps in developing cloud computing standards.

We found out about this on New Design World in their article, “NIST Sponsors Second Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop Nov. 4-5.” Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher will present their vision for cloud computing standards at the workshop. Technology that is already being used in the public and private sectors, cloud computing is an emerging model for obtaining on-demand access to shared computing resources.

Breakout sessions are designed to actively engage stakeholders in discussion of these issues and develop a series of next steps for the effort in cloud computing standards. For more information on the Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop II, and to register, see their website.

Melody K. Smith

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