This paper presents the work undertaken by IFIP’s DCCC point of view on Cloud
Computing. The work of the DCCC is described at the very end of the paper. Cloud
Computing is one of the main paradigm shifts in the history of computing and
information processing. This position paper analyses the several impacts on
companies (SMEs and large enterprises), society (public authorities, users, the
scientific community), and the possible implications for policy makers. The
implications of Cloud Computing are then analysed from the sustainability and the
environmental point of view, the possible connections at global scale, and the need
for a humancentred view. Finally the importance of Cloud Computing from the
IFIP perspective is discussed.
A good input to begin a discussion at the General Assembly of IFIP in begin october 2015 !!