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The cloud represents a major change
in the business model for IT delivery.
Cloud benefits promise to be quite
significant: for cloud customers, cost savings, and greater agility through
on-demand capacity; for cloud providers, recurring revenues, global markets and
attractive profits—if they can differentiate their services and innovate to keep
Many organizations have already
moved mundane activities and low-risk data to the cloud.
Theoretically, of course, any
process that runs elsewhere can run in the cloud.
Businesses and governments are
certainly attracted to the idea that they could achieve even greater savings
were they to use the cloud for storage and processing of their more sensitive
After all, sensitive business
processes are likely to be the most expensive from an operational perspective
and so this is where they have the most to gain.
The big question, though, is how
secure is the cloud and when is it safe to move more sensitive operations there?
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews
Richard Moulds to gain
Thales e-Security's perspective on cloud security.
Richard is a vice president of
strategy with Thales e-Security.
Contact Thales e-Security at 954-888-6200 or click here.