By Tim Cole, COO at Causeway Technologies and Interoperability Interest Group Chair
Hosted Application Kitemark Development:
Representatives of BASDA have held initial meetings with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to ascertain if we can gain any benefits for members from the development of a “Hosted Application Kitemark”.
The provisional areas to be covered by the Kitemark have been identified as:
- Business Pre-requisites (e.g. ISO27001)
- Hosting Environment
- Hosting Operations
- Application Resilience
Benefits from adopting such a Kitemark could include:
- improved marketing of hosted solutions
- enhanced purchaser confidence in solutions meeting the Kitemark requirements
- reduced certification costs for BASDA members (e.g. ISO27001 and any resulting Kitemark).
A survey of BASDA members indicated that 60% supported the development and adoption of such a Kitemark. We have offered to support BSI in this project and are seeking agreement on the practical steps that need to be taken to convert the idea into a new “Hosted Application Kitemark”.
For more information on this project, please contact Lynne Wallis