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.
Feb 28, 2014
Head of research and innovation warns of unwarranted jail terms
Feb 14, 2014
Release of JBoss Data Virtualization 6 heralds greater collaboration between the two companies.
Feb 12, 2014
It's been a long process but the judges have finally picked the finalists to do battle for the UK's first cloud awardss
Feb 4, 2014
Secure hosted service aimed at law firms, partners and SMBs
Dec 10, 2013
Security vendors face declining sales of on-premise offerings, research finds
Jan 6, 2014
Does the the EU get cloud? Many observers fear its well-intentioned policy will slow up the market
Jun 10, 2013
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Jan 11, 2013
Companies looking for further investment or who are being taken over will find the cloud can help in unexpected ways
Oct 12, 2012
Cloud has made a big impact on SMBs but how should they keep a handle on the potentially complex web of supplier relationships
Sep 18, 2012
Cloud could transform the insurance business - the ability to handle the peaks and troughs can bring in new efficiencies