Compliance and 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.

News

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

Red Hat and Hortonworks team up in big data management effort

Feb 14, 2014 Jane McCallion

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

UK Cloud Awards - Shortlist of finalists announced

Feb 12, 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

Feb 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Secure hosted service aimed at law firms, partners and SMBs

SaaS customers relying more on cloud providers for security

Dec 10, 2013 Rene Millman

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

Advice

The new Salesforce offers customers more CRM options

Mar 31, 2014 Clare Hopping

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

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

Jan 6, 2014 Manek Dubash

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

Best business apps to download in 2013

Jun 10, 2013

We all download apps now. Every month, we're going to be publishing a list of the best business apps

Due diligence: letting cloud shoulder the burden of change

Jan 11, 2013 David Cartwright

Companies looking for further investment or who are being taken over will find the cloud can help in unexpected ways

Cloud for SMBs: it's a question of juggling your resources

Oct 12, 2012 Rachel Fielding

Cloud has made a big impact on SMBs but how should they keep a handle on the potentially complex web of supplier relationships