The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) has been working all summer on recommendations for the standards committees on cloud computing on what customers need to make this work. One of the work products from all this effort is a Practical Guide to Cloud Computing which includes what you need to explain cloud computing, get started, and make it work.
I feel very maternal toward the Guide, since I was one of the members of that CSCC work group. It's hard work, but very satisfying, to produce something that should be useful to such a broad audience.
Next Wednesday, the guide will be introduced in a webinar and you will be able to get your own copy. For that you can register here.
Let me know what you think.