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.

Banking and the cloud explained

Advice 28 Jul, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

How can banks leverage what the cloud has to offer for the good of customers? Max Cooter takes a look

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

SaaS customers relying more on cloud providers for security

News 10 Dec, 2013 Rene Millman

Security vendors face declining sales of on-premise offerings, research finds

UK Cloud Awards signs up first sponsor

News 29 Nov, 2013 Cloud Pro Staff

Ingram Micro is the first named sponsor for the UK Cloud Awards - which has also strengthened the judges' team