CEO of Web Standards Organization Says Normalization of Cloud Policies is Paramount

Over at ZDNet, Nick Heath reports that the CEO of W3C, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, believes that without standardization of policies the cloud will not live up to its considerable hype.

The growth of the cloud computing industry is being held back by a lack of standardisation in the technologies that underpin cloud services, warned the head of the web standards body W3C said on Wednesday. Fragmentation in underlying cloud technologies today reduces interoperability between competing cloud services and slows adoption due to lock-in fears, said Dr Jeff Jaffe, chief executive of the World Wide Web consortium.

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