With so much data and so many services hosted in the cloud, IT has a very big problem on its hands: When networks are slow or unavailable, work could be, too.
Symantec recently made an announcement that sent chills down IT pros’ spines: It decided to shutter a cloud backup service.
These days, business don’t just have to worry about the security of their own networks. Data breaches occurring on third-party servers are also dangerous.
Cloud security is becoming a big deal as more data and applications are being hosted by third-party providers. Unfortunately, many companies aren’t fully using their greatest weapon to help protect their information: cloud computing vendor contracts.
A lot of companies are adopting cloud services but are worried about spending too much to cover the hidden costs of cloud computing. Here are some of the things IT needs to look out for.
Any time a company contracts with a cloud computing provider, there’s a risk that the services won’t live up to the company’s expectations. But in one recent case, things were bad enough that the customer filed a lawsuit claiming the vendor misrepresented itself.
Many businesses are saving money by turning to cloud computing services. But too often, companies fail to consider some common hidden costs and don’t save as much as they had planned.
Though contracts typically favor providers, it’s possible for businesses to negotiate cloud contracts that better protect them against the risks of cloud computing. Here’s some help.