Risk

Security Risks in the Cloud

September 30th, 2010

Security risks are concrete negative expressions businesses face when considering moving critical business systems to the cloud. Enterprises should make “demands” and ensure compliance of the cloud provider through the use of contracts or third party audits, but in reality the market will determine the amount of security provided to Enterprises by cloud service providers

Barriers to Cloud Adoption

September 23rd, 2010

Many businesses are reluctant to deploy cloud-based services for their core mission-critical applications.  Large and medium sized companies that have supporting IT organizations, have striven to increase vertical backward integration of core business processes.  Businesses believe that they inherently gain more certainty, control and competitive advantage by directly owning the data critical to their line

Benefits and Governance with Cloud Computing

June 8th, 2010

Cloud Computing, as defined by both National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Cloud Security Alliance is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services).  These resources are configured / combined to operate like a utility. Cost is