Risks

There are business risks involved in moving to the cloud – will it cost more in the long run? Will this off-the-shelf system provide me the flexibility I may need for future projects? Will clients be unhappy with their information being held off-site? Legal issues should also be considered – what will it cost if they sue for losses or breaches? If I have to prove I followed regulations, can my cloud company provide a proper audit trail?

Proper risk assessment should be carried out for every aspect of the business that you may want to move to the cloud. What about service outages? Will I be first on the fix list? What are the disaster recover plans?

Service level checklist: Is your provider providing stability?

Advice
9 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping Adrian Bridgwater

What can cloud customers do when a provider’s service crashes? How should they plan for the worst?

Slack outage: Slack gets knocked down, but gets up again

News
28 Jun, 2018
Joe Curtis

Workers everywhere forced to use email, or even walking over to someone's desk

Office 365 outage: Users struggle to sign in

News
9 Apr, 2018
Gabriella Buckner

Productivity suite goes offline for European and Australian Microsoft customers

Security is the biggest driver and obstacle in hybrid cloud migrations

News
20 Mar, 2018
Joe Curtis

Research: Many firms plan a hybrid strategy, but innovation is only an 'indirect' benefit

Ocado improves fraud detection with machine learning

News
8 Mar, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Algorithm developed using TensorFlow and Google Cloud sees 15-times greater success rate

Why cloud should be part of your disaster recovery strategy

In-depth
27 Feb, 2018
Keri Allan

Cloud-based solutions can help support businesses of all sizes through unplanned downtime

Legacy IT and RoI fears limit public sector's cloud appetite

News
27 Feb, 2018
Rabbil Sikdar

FoI reveals low level of cloud adoption among central government and NHS

Oracle buys startup Zenedge in cloud security push

News
20 Feb, 2018
Rabbil Sikdar

Network security startup will widen Oracle's IaaS Virtual Cloudstection portfolio

What is cloud sprawl?

In-depth
21 Nov, 2017
Esther Kezia Thorpe

Cloud sprawl is a challenge for IT managers trying to keep track of cloud instances

Egnyte aims to help firms manage and protect PII data under GDPR

News
16 Nov, 2017
Joe Curtis

File-sharing firm offers to apply GDPR rules to cloud and on-premise data

What to do if your public cloud is breached

In-depth
16 Nov, 2017
Rene Millman

Breaches of the public cloud are becoming more commonplace, what should you do if it happens to your organisation?

What are the risks of cloud adoption?

In-depth
14 Nov, 2017
Esther Kezia Thorpe

As cloud adoption grows, so does the complexity and risk exposure of managing them

AWS adds default encryption to leaky S3 buckets

News
8 Nov, 2017
Joe Curtis

Amazon addresses spate of data breaches affecting S3 customers

Fighting malware in the cloud

In-depth
26 Oct, 2017
Rene Millman

Cloud adoption continues its march but this also brings new cyber threats

Unsecured AWS bucket 'left Viacom open to hackers'

News
22 Sep, 2017
Clare Hopping

The public AWS S3 bucket exposed media firm's IT infrastructure to potential attacks

Firms warn of skilled staff shortage for data centres

News
14 Sep, 2017
Rene Millman

451 Research: Companies train up existing staff to plug skills gap

What we can learn from the early cloud adopters

Advice
11 Aug, 2017
Dale Walker Graham Jarvis

Expectations may have been too high and knowledge scarce, but we have much to learn from the early adopters of cloud computing.

Is an 'oligopoly' of cloud vendors a risk to innovation?

News
8 Aug, 2017
Dale Walker

Forrester warns CIOs and end users to limit cloud contracts to three years

Cisco Meraki loses customer data in engineering gaffe

News
7 Aug, 2017
Zach Marzouk

A configuration change deleted Meraki customers' information

Currys PC World scolded over misleading backup advert

News
26 Jul, 2017
Adam Shepherd

Watchdog rules that advert misled customers after ransomware victim complaint