News this week from Adobe, which is justifiably pleased that it has received FedRAMP certification for its cloud services. FedRAMP, which stands for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is a rigorous set of assessments that vendors wishing to sell to the federal government must achieve. For those who are skeptical about FedRAMP, it is another layer of compliance that does little to deliver real security but rather simply introduces an element of drag into the system. For proponents of FedRAMP, however, it provides a standardized and secure process for selecting cloud service providers that can be utilized across every government agency.
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.