How to NOT Succeed in Cloud Computing.

June 30, 2013
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By David Linthicum (from Info World.)

“You have to take the good with the bad, and a number of enterprises out there are finding the move to the cloud requires slightly more brain cells than they possess. This means epic fails, all of which could have been avoided if perhaps I wrote this post a few years ago. Consider this one a public service.

Here are the top three surefire ways to fail with cloud computing.

Reason 1: No security, governance, and compliance planning
Remember those guys who pushed back on cloud computing due to issues with security and compliance? Well, those are the same guys who forget to plan for security, governance, and compliance when moving to the cloud. The result is a cloud-based system that won’t provide the proper services to the user and, most important, won’t pass an audit.

There is good news. A recent survey in Security Week revealed that many┬ásmall and midsize firms improved their security once they moved data and applications to the cloud. However, you have to do some planning — and make sure to use the right technology.”

The rest of this article may be found here.

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