The UK government’s national Cloud Computing strategy is soon to be published and many wonder what the decision on industry-wide standards will be. Rumors are they will not be developing new, but adapting to current ones available.

We found this interesting piece of news on Business Cloud 9 in their article, “The US, the UK and the Need for Standards in the Clouds.” This isn’t surprising, nor unwelcome news. The technology industry cliché is that the great thing about having a standard was that there were so many to choose from. And like most processes of “editing by committee” they are eager to participate but will make it an unbearable process to endure before a final product will be found. It shows you that it isn’t just our government that slows down the process of anything, it is the nature of the beast.

Of course, we’re all for standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies. 

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.