Cloud Services or Cloud Computing are getting a lot of attention in IT circles, promising cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and time-to-market advantages over traditional alternatives. Dr. Luke Hebbes adds that they also increase your security risk by expanding your security perimeter to include that of your service provider. He offers key questions to ask your Cloud services/Cloud Computing provider regarding data security as well as advice to reduce the risk to your business introduced by Cloud Computing.
October 26, 2009
Completely agree! If anyone uses MobileMe, and you only need one Email Address, but want to use a ‘Home Server’ instead of Trusting a ‘Cloud Service’, try ‘Funambol Server’ in a VMware session (the Manual is extensive). This video will give you an idea of what I’m talking about…