Securing Important Information in the Cloud



Securing Important Information in the Cloud

Cloud computing is becoming a more popular platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service that an increasing number of divergent businesses are adopting in recent times. According to a global Microsoft study, around 49 percent of small businesses around the world intend to adopt the cloud by 2015. Cloud computing consolidates data and improves communication within the business and with clients on an around-the-clock basis. Cloud computing applications enable more employees to work after-hours or off-site by improving remote access throughout the entire enterprise. Smaller proprietors and larger enterprises are both finding value in moving business management applications into the cloud.

Information Security is Top Priority in the Cloud

According to Cisco, there are multiple security concerns that need to take precedent over any other decisions pertaining to picking the most appropriate cloud provider. Secure data transfer is one of the top concerns of any business using the internet. Managers and owners should confirm that the data moving through the cloud is always encrypted and authenticated according to standard industry protocols. Secure software interfaces should be another concern in ensuring information security. It’s important to verify and understand the security services the cloud provider uses for its own software applications.

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