Risks

There are business risks involved in moving to the cloud – will it cost more in the long run? Will this off-the-shelf system provide me the flexibility I may need for future projects? Will clients be unhappy with their information being held off-site? Legal issues should also be considered – what will it cost if they sue for losses or breaches? If I have to prove I followed regulations, can my cloud company provide a proper audit trail?

Proper risk assessment should be carried out for every aspect of the business that you may want to move to the cloud. What about service outages? Will I be first on the fix list? What are the disaster recover plans?

News

HP improves workload protection with Helion enhancements

Oct 20, 2014 Rene Millman

HP expands cloud-based disaster recovery cloud service

Dropbox confirms file deletion bug

Oct 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage giant offers free service for a year as compensation

UK firms urged to pen test prospective cloud providers

Sep 4, 2014 Rene Millman

UK businesses risk data in cloud if not properly secured

Cloud providers fail to meet new EU data protection regulations

Aug 11, 2014 Rene Millman

Survey finds shocking level of readiness for requirements

Hackers target Elasticsearch to set up DDoS botnet on AWS

Aug 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Vulnerability in search engine software exploited by criminals

Advice

What to do when your cloud implementation goes wrong

Sep 12, 2014 Clare Hopping

All companies want their cloud deployments to proceed smoothly but what if things go wrong: what are the options?

How to stop cloud costs escalating

Aug 12, 2014 David Cartwright

Going to cloud should help save money, just as long as you start on the right track and plan carefully

Where should your cloud datacentre be located?

Aug 7, 2014 Davey Winder

What are the factors you should take into account when it comes to locating datacentres?

Five common cloud problems – and how to fix them

Jul 29, 2014 Nick Booth

Success has many fathers, but failures are orphans. Here we name the main progenitors of the cloud’s problem children

How to write a cloud security policy

Jul 17, 2014 Davey Winder

Your old policy may cover the basics but it may not be appropriate for services in the cloud: time for a rethink