Dangers of using the cloud

As an executive you always want to avoid making strategic decisions that are, in the end, more damaging than helpful.

Some of the dangers of moving to cloud computing include:

  • The provider accidentally deleting your important data. This has happened before—even at some of the major cloud providers.
  • The provider failing, leaving you unable to use the application until you find a replacement.
  • Not being sure your cloud provider is actually keeping your data secure. History demonstrates your data may not be as secure as you think.
  • The expensive cost to convert to the cloud; have you considered how expensive it would be to move from the cloud back into your own network?

In the next blog post I’ll discuss some ways you can mitigates some of the dangers.

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