Campaign for Clear Licensing – Code of Conduct for Cloud Computing
In 2014 the Campaign for Clear Licensing published a Software Audit Code of Conduct. This was an ITAM community effort, co-written by industry practitioners. It’s intended use was that if a customer must face an audit, the code of conduct would help them shape the rules of engagement. Software Audit Code of Conduct V1.0
I would like to create a similar code of conduct or industry guidelines around cloud consumption:
So if an organisation wishes to explore either SaaS, PaaS or IaaS – then there are some independent guidelines to help them manage cost and risk. For example – Mr Vendor, if I’m going to sign – I want to exercise the following rights and have access to the following information to manage my cost and risk.
Phase two would be to assess which cloud providers are meeting or breaching these guidelines.
- Who: Campaign for Clear Licensing
- What: Cloud consumption roundtable, agenda and directions send via email
- Where: Central London (In between Liverpool Street and Aldgate tubes) with thanks to Stuart Pomfrett at SCC for hosting.
- When: Thursday 21st March, 2.30 for 3pm start until 5.30pm, followed by drinks and networking
- How: RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.