Cloud computing: Benefits and risk management
Cloud computing, using the Internet for information processing and storage, offers businesses a flexible, cost-effective way to purchase hardware, software and communications capacity.
Cloud Computing: Technology Spotlight provides an overview of the benefits, issues and risk mitigation strategies for companies using this increasingly popular strategy.
Key tips include:
- how to choose the right vendor and avoid vendor lock in
- modifying in-house processes to provide a more effective interface with cloud providers
- ensuring service providers have controls in place for data protection and disaster recovery
- detailing the right to audit cloud providers' security procedures in service contracts