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?

The business must lead cloud migrations, says SAP

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9 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

Cloud transformation isn't an IT problem, claims ERP firm

Gov offers HR workers free cyber security training

News
8 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

E-learning course wants to help HR staff protect employee data

Mozilla patches 12 Firefox flaws

News
28 Jan, 2016
Aaron Lee

Browser version 44 fixes three critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft customers still can’t access Office 365 emails

News
27 Jan, 2016
Joe Curtis

Faulty Redmond update continues to cause email woe nine days later

Cloud firm plans to leave UK if Snooper's Charter is passed

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25 Jan, 2016
Jane McCallion

Demands to weaken encryption 'will drive $15 billion worth of business out of the UK'

This tool will root out dangerous apps on staff's mobile devices

News
21 Jan, 2016
Clare Hopping

Civica and Snow Software team up to create software asset management tool

Sony apologises for PSN outage with PlayStation Plus extension

News
18 Jan, 2016
Aaron Lee

Plus subscribers offered a singer-day free with voucher code

VMware issues slew of security patches to fix major flaw

News
8 Jan, 2016
Jane McCallion

Serious vulnerability found in Workstation, Player, Fusion and ESXi

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The Pirate Bay’s original domain suspended ‘because of missed email’

News
8 Dec, 2015
Joe Curtis

Torrent site’s first address will be unavailable until co-founder confirms contact details

Brexit from EU could cost UK businesses £1.6 million each

News
3 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

VMware warns that firms are unprepared for possible exit and EU data protection laws

Cloud Industry Forum and Bloor help you navigate your cloud route

News
19 Oct, 2015
Joe Curtis

The partnership aims to help business users migrate to the cloud in a risk-free way

Spotify wanted access to your private Twitter messages

News
16 Oct, 2015
Alan Lu

The streaming music giant makes another privacy gaffe

Cloud safe

EU court rules “Safe Harbour” agreement is invalid

News
6 Oct, 2015
Rene Millman

US companies hit by judgement, fears over data movement

Cloud doesn’t reduce IT support burden, say CIOs

News
10 Sep, 2015
Joe Curtis

Cloud providers don't provide good enough customer service, finds ElasticHosts survey

Microsoft heads back to court in cloud data sovereignty row

News
9 Sep, 2015
Jane McCallion

Company to argue against handing over email data at New York appeal court hearing

Google learns lightning does strike twice (or four times)

Advice
24 Aug, 2015
Steve Cassidy

The public cloud giant discovers design by theory doesn't cover every eventuality

Why Spotify's privacy problems could be music to Apple's ears

Advice
24 Aug, 2015
Jane McCallion

What happens when the free lunch runs out?

Google’s data centre partially wiped after lightning strike

News
20 Aug, 2015
Clare Hopping

The data centre was hit four times and resulted in some people losing the data forever

Premiership Rugby signs up Intralinks for secure collaboration

News
20 Aug, 2015

The company will be responsible for protecting confidential documents over the season 2015/16 season

Europe suffers Google cloud black-out

News
17 Aug, 2015
Clare Hopping

The service is mostly back up and running with only 0.05 per cent of users now affected