Risk Management

Once data is off-site, an organisation may lose visibility and control but will still be responsible when it comes to regulatory compliance. In the cloud, logging and data for lots of clients can be hosted in the same place, unsegregated, or spread across a range of datacentres. The customer may not even know what country it’s stored in.

This will be no excuse for not meeting UK or European data protection requirements. Investigating potential breaches of law or regulation – such as rules on financial transations - could be difficult. In some industries, and for some processes audit trails are essential – this could help to dictate what you do and don’t put in the cloud.

Cloud Industry Forum opens cloud skills eLearning programme

News
14 Jun, 2016
Aaron Lee

New course intended to familiarise IT professionals with cloud processes

Microsoft: global regulation needed in data privacy battle

News
15 Apr, 2016
Aaron Lee

Cloud experts also cast doubt over WhatsApp’s lauded ‘end-to-end encryption’

Banking and the cloud: Everything you need to know

Advice
2 Nov, 2015
Maxwell Cooter Rene Millman Joe Curtis

How banks can use the cloud to their advantage

KPMG & Oracle partner on financial cloud services

News
24 Sep, 2014
Rene Millman

KPMG will offer financial processing on Oracle Cloud

Bloomberg launches Vault on Salesforce.com

News
18 Jul, 2014
Rene Millman

Financial data company debuts information archiving and compliance as a service

How to work with (and without) cloud standards

Advice
7 Jul, 2014
Adrian Bridgwater

Is excessive bureaucracy killing cloud standards? Can you work without them?

Skyhigh Networks backed by Salesforce in $40m funding round

News
24 Jun, 2014
Alex Hamilton

Cloud security company gets big name backer in its second successful funding drive

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Advice
13 Jun, 2014
Adrian Bridgwater

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

Why the Technology Manifesto has no place in the real world

Opinion
4 Jun, 2014
Maxwell Cooter

The Technology Manifesto contains some excellent ideas but are destined to fall on stony ground

IBM targets supplier relations with cloud-based software

News
22 May, 2014
Alex Hamilton

Big Blue's new analytics software hopes to grow customer engagement with partners and suppliers

Europeans find their teeth and it could be a bloodbath

Opinion
16 May, 2014
Maxwell Cooter

European unease about the power of the big suppliers sounds justified but it won't all turn out for the best

Collaboration word cloud

Cloud-based tool could help simplify business partnerships

News
15 May, 2014
Rene Millman

IBM launches cloud service aimed at improving collaboration and processes between organisations

Businesses should get wise to legal issues

Advice
6 May, 2014
Andrew Joint

The European Commission is acting tough on all aspects of cloud: businesses need to get clued up

The new Salesforce offers customers more CRM options

Advice
31 Mar, 2014
Clare Hopping

The introduction of Salesforce1 has meant the company can better meet customer demands

The economics of trust: who can you believe?

Opinion
24 Mar, 2014
Davey Winder

Cloud or on-premise? When it comes to security there's an element of trust. Where do you draw the line?

CIOs could face jail thanks to lack of cloud regulation

News
28 Feb, 2014
Jane McCallion

Head of research and innovation warns of unwarranted jail terms

Red Hat and Hortonworks team up in big data management effort

News
14 Feb, 2014
Jane McCallion

Release of JBoss Data Virtualization 6 heralds greater collaboration between the two companies.

UK Cloud Awards - Shortlist of finalists announced

News
12 Feb, 2014
Cloud Pro Staff

It's been a long process but the judges have finally picked the finalists to do battle for the UK's first cloud awardss

HP Autonomy launches cloud-based eDiscovery On Demand

News
4 Feb, 2014
Rene Millman

Secure hosted service aimed at law firms, partners and SMBs

EU cloud policy - a confusing mix or a helpful approach?

Advice
6 Jan, 2014
Manek Dubash

Does the the EU get cloud? Many observers fear its well-intentioned policy will slow up the market