Security and expectations still posing problems in the cloud

Security and expectations still posing problems in the cloud

There is no doubting the fact that the cloud is a technology that carries a number of benefits. Its effortless ability to provide users with the opportunity to reduce costs, while enhancing levels of flexibility has proved highly attractive for many organisations.

This has been particularly true for those looking to adopt a mobile working or bring-your-own-device policy (BYOD).

However, it is always worth bearing in mind that the cloud is a beast that is constantly in need of taming as a lax approach can lead to the manifestation of a variety of problems.

If these problems are not addressed, it can lead to some devastating consequences.

Security

Arguably the main problem that arises with the adoption of the cloud that still causes sleepless nights is that of security.

A host of substantial threats have risen to prominence recently, with many having a particular impact among companies with flexible working policies.

While there are many cloud providers that offer a certain level of security, it is important to ensure that employees are well aware of the risks of using such technology.

This can be achieved by using a mobile device management system, which not only helps organisations create a list of suitable guidelines for companies to convey to their employees, but also offers the software need to help protect data.

Wrong expectations

According to Alessandro Perilli, general manager of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud, there are still far too many companies that enter into the process of adopting a cloud system without doing their research.

This means that many companies end up having the wrong idea as to what is required to make such a system successful.

However, Perilli told Cloud Pro that it is easy for a company to make such mistakes.

He said: “Most of them are not obvious. You need to acquire expertise and experience to properly assess the challenge and define the best cloud adoption strategy."