Microsoft releases new book outlining cloud public policy recommendations

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 04 October 2016
Microsoft releases new book outlining cloud public policy recommendations

Microsoft has released a new book entitled A Cloud for Global Good, which details 78 public policy recommendations across 15 categories to make cloud technologies more trusted, inclusive and responsible.

Unveiled at an event in Dublin, Ireland, as part of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith’s four-day visit to Europe, the book provides guidance on how to enhance security and privacy in today’s digital age.

Topics covered include environmental sustainability, keeping communities safe, and securing a positive future for younger generations.

The book also offers specific proposals about how best to tackle a number of cloud-related challenges. These include data flow disruptions that may impact critical services, protecting people from exploitation and fraud, and ensuring people with disabilities can access e-government services.

“Cloud computing has the potential to solve some of our world’s most challenging issues, but, as with all technological advancements, it raises important questions for society,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft president. “We must work together to build a cloud for global good. Our hope is that the ideas shared in this book will help move technology forward while ensuring no one is left behind.”

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