At the recent event held in Dublin, Ireland Microsoft unveiled its new publication which goes by the name ‘A Cloud for Global Good’. The event was marked by the presence of MS CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith who also acts as the Chief Legal Officer for the tech giant. Apart from the release of the book that carried 78 policy recommendations relating to data and cloud the company also formally announced that it will set up its first-ever data center in Paris, France by 2017.

The book was released in a physical form by Microsoft at the Ireland event and is intended to be a roadmap to a trusted, responsible and inclusive cloud.
The book was released in a physical form by Microsoft at the Ireland event and is intended to be a roadmap to a trusted, responsible and inclusive cloud.

The book was released in a physical form by Microsoft at the event and is intended to be ‘a roadmap to a trusted, responsible and inclusive cloud’. Smith made it a point to refer the current times as ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ and stated that most of technological advances in future that will impact people’s life at a large will relate to the cloud. The book launched by the company is an effort by the company to make people understand the basics and fundamentals of cloud and the relating policies. These are said to be some of the brilliant ideas put forward by Microsoft in regard to how individuals, societies and government must have an approach towards the cloud and technological advancements that are indispensable for global future.

As such the book features as many as 78 policy recommendations. These recommendations by Microsoft are spread across 15 different categories. Here is a brief introduction to policy considerations and recommendations presented by Microsoft in ‘A Cloud for Global Good’:

ONE: A TRUSTED CLOUD

  1. Personal Privacy
  2. Government access to data
  3. Cross-border data flows
  4. Secure and reliable cloud services
  5. International cybersecurity norms
  6. Modern cybercrime prevention

TWO: A RESPONSIBLE CLOUD

  1. Balancing human rights and public safety
  2. Technology fraud and online exploitation
  3. Environmental sustainability
  4. Artificial Intelligence

THREE: AN INCLUSIVE CLOUD

  1. Affordable and ubiquitous access
  2. Digital literacy
  3. Developing next generation skills
  4. Including people with disabilities
  5. Supporting businesses of every size
Brand Smith- President and Chief Legal Officer
Brand Smith- President and Chief Legal Officer

At the launch, Brad Smith commented “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,” Adding further he said “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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