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

Workers unsecure cloud habits put employers at risk

Apr 10, 2014 Jane McCallion

Education is key for successful cloud use, claims Skyhigh Networks

Basecamp hit by DDoS extortion attempt

Mar 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Project management SaaS tool held to ransom by cyber criminals

Financial sector to be offered Grid-as-a-Service

Mar 20, 2014 James Stirling

Consultancy Excelian is looking to provide a more flexible approach to trading

Apple iCloud security flaw exposed

Mar 3, 2014 Jane McCallion

Researcher able to brute force entry to computers using Find My Mac

CIOs could face jail thanks to lack of cloud regulation

Feb 28, 2014 Jane McCallion

Head of research and innovation warns of unwarranted jail terms

Advice

Skills shortage? how to spot the cowboy training companies

Mar 28, 2014 Nick Booth

There's a shortage of cloud skills, so it’s time for dodgy trainers to cash in. How do you spot the bad boys?

Collaboration in the cloud is the key to SMB success

Feb 28, 2014 Rachel Fielding

Small firms are going to have to learn to collaborate and co-operate for business success

Disaster recovery - why cloud is the way forward

Feb 14, 2014 David Cartwright

Thinking of moving to cloud? Disaster recovery should be the pacesetter for the rest of the business

Cloud fails to make the grade for banking industry

Jan 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Why are so many financial institutions reluctant to embrace the public cloud? And what could help?

The hidden costs of moving to cloud

Jan 10, 2014 Nick Booth

SMBs moving to the cloud must be wary of the five hidden financial pitfalls