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

IBM to help fight Ebola outbreak using cloud and big data

Oct 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to use technology to collect and analyse information from the ground

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

Advice

Private Cloud

How to securely migrate data to a private cloud

Oct 29, 2014 Davey Winder

Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise

Bring IT out of the shadows

Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

There's no point battling against users, embracing shadow IT is the key

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?