The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is a cloud computing organization in the United Kingdom (UK) that seeks to promote transparency and security in cloud deployments by creating a Code of Practice for cloud service providers.
Data residency is a concept that refers to the physical location of information, as well as the local regulations imposed on that information based on where it resides.
Shadow IT is hardware or software that is not supported by an organization's IT department. The term often carries a negative connotation because it implies the IT department has not approved the technology or doesn’t even know that employees are using it.
A shared responsibility model is a cloud security framework that dictates the security obligations of a cloud computing provider and its users to ensure accountability.
A vertical cloud is a set of cloud computing services optimized for use in a particular industry, or for a specific business model.