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

Bloomberg launches Vault on Salesforce.com

Jul 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Financial data company debuts information archiving and compliance as a service

Skyhigh Networks backed by Salesforce in $40m funding round

Jun 24, 2014 Alex Hamilton

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

IBM targets supplier relations with cloud-based software

May 22, 2014 Alex Hamilton

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

Collaboration word cloud

Cloud-based tool could help simplify business partnerships

May 15, 2014 Rene Millman

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

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

Advice

How to work with (and without) cloud standards

Jul 7, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

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

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

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

Businesses should get wise to legal issues

May 6, 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

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