Cloud Computing’s Deadly Sins
Cloud computing provides an increasingly popular way of procuring IT services that offers many benefits including increased flexibility as well as reduced cost. It extends the spectrum of information technology service delivery models beyond managed and hosted services to a form that is packaged and commoditized.
However, many organizations are sleepwalking into the cloud. Moving to the cloud may outsource the provision of the IT service, but it does not outsource the organization’s responsibilities. There are issues that may be forgotten or ignored when adopting cloud computing strategies. In a recent survey by global nonprofit IT association ISACA, 30% of the 3,700 respondents said cloud computing is one of the top issues expected to impact their enterprise’s security in the next 12 months.