What is the biggest objection and greatest myth concerning cloud computing? While many exist, i3 Senior Account Manager Tom Haadsma hones in on security.
The issue that firms of all sizes have with any new technology, including the cloud, revolves around data privacy and security risks. You may think that cloud vendors are better, faster and cheaper at delivering IT services, but the status quo’s biggest argument against the cloud is that, somehow, their data is too important or sensitive to entrust to a cloud vendor. This thinking is backwards. If businesses and organizations care about the reliability, security and protection of their data, they should entrust it to those who are most capable of managing it.
Cloud services vendors like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are more secure because they have to be. Their services need to be able to scale as large or small as needed, and they must ensure compliance security and access requirements (like HIPAA, ISO 27001, HITECH and more). They also have huge, dedicated security operations teams that employ individuals with security expertise ranking them as some of the best in the world.
Trusted collaboration with cloud vendors is often the best way to ensure that the right security measures are taken.
Interested in learning more about other cloud computing misconceptions? Check out the full blog, MRC Productivity's Cup of Joe, that Tom contributed to on April 29.