It’s not a mystery that security is the top concern of enterprises considering an external cloud-based solution. As much as we would like to keep all of our IT operations under our control (on premises), we must balance enterprise security requirements with the financial benefits to be realized by deploying solutions in the cloud. For my security-skeptical colleagues, let me share my two key starting points when considering a cloud-based solution.
My “3 compelling business reasons” series looked at creating business cases for cloud computing, mobility and big data solutions with a focus on the real business reasons for adoption.
This brings me to my next topic: Security. Should the business case for security be built into each solution or does the business case for security stack-up on its own?
No matter the size of your business, you are subject to an increasing volume of security threats and vulnerabilities. In fact, SMBs may be at greater risk than larger enterprises. Here are good reasons why you should act today to put proactive security best practices into place.