Abstract: Cloud computing is a computing paradigm that is associated with various opportunities which could greatly benefit organizations if adopted and implemented in a manner that gives stakeholders the confidence that this is being done efficiently and in a manner that manages risks and is compliant with regulations. Simply put, organizations could benefit from some form of assurance when utilizing cloud computing in any possible form. Standards and reputable guidelines for the adoption of cloud computing and the use thereof could assist with cloud-computing assurance. This study has the three fold aim of: highlighting the responsibility of managers to ensure assurance when exploiting opportunities presented through IT advancesss such as cloud computing, serving to inform management about the advances that have been made and are being made, in the field of cloud-computing guidelines and to motivate that these guidelines be used for assurance on behalf of those organizations that adopt and use cloud computing.
Rossouw von Solmsand and Melanie Willett, 2016. Towards Cloud-Computing Assurance. The Social Sciences, 11: 4363-4367.