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

VMware opens second UK cloud datacentre

Jul 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Chessington joins Slough as VMware looks to boost vCloud Hybrid Service

Dropbox cited as command centre for Taiwanese Trojan

Jun 30, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Dropbox integral as a malware base for criminal attacks on Taiwanese government

Dropbox labelled "security risk" by enterprise companies

Jun 26, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Free file storage is great for consumers but a nightmare for enterprise, says survey

UK cloud customers confused by choice

Jun 26, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Too many clouds spoil the adoption, according to a global survey of IT professionals

Dropbox used by hackers to "spread" dangerous malware

Jun 23, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Malware and viruses are being hosted on Dropbox and have infected more than 500,000 people already

Advice

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

How to prepare for the cloud

Jul 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Are you ready for cloud? It pays to look at what your organisation does and what it needs.

How to change cloud providers

Jul 11, 2014 David Cartwright

If you've signed up for a cloud provider, then there's no guarantee you'll stay forever - what do you when you want to move?

How to connect to cloud services

Jul 8, 2014 Steve Cassidy

It's not enough to have your ISP: are you sure it can handle your cloud demands?