Keeping Your Head in the Cloud

Cloud computing has become the next big thing in computing, but the cloud needs to be navigated carefully. Here are some things to consider when pick what cloud service might be right for you.

Public vs. Private – Private clouds provide their clients more control of their own enterprise and customer data, and are therefore more secure and better suited for regulatory compliance than public clouds.

Knowing Your Requirements – What level of security does your business require for the information you will be sharing through a cloud? What requirements must be met to ensure your regulatory compliance?

Check Underneath the Hood – It is critical to carry out an in-­depth evaluation of a cloud provider’s security systems and practices.

Go Mobile – Mobile devices must be accounted for by cloud providers in an effort to lock down all endpoints.