Cloud Security Can be a Challenge, But it Doesn't Have to Be


As the cloud rapidly gains acceptance and approaches universal adoption, firms will need to more fully implement cloud solutions in order to retain a technology advantage, or even to remain competitive at all. Yet as companies' use of cloud services increases, so, too, do worries about cloud security.



For quite a while, a company that deployed cloud services to any degree would likely enjoy at least a moderate competitive advantage over its industry rivals that had yet to embrace any cloud products whatsoever. As the cloud rapidly gains acceptance and approaches universal adoption, firms will need to more fully implement cloud solutions in order to retain a technology advantage, or even to remain competitive at all. 

Yet as companies' use of cloud services increases, so, too, do worries about cloud security. This isn't surprising, given that such concerns have long been a major issue for decision-makers considering the cloud. However, in the past, many of these worries were largely unfounded, based more on misconceptions surrounding a new technology than actual threats. Now, as business leaders turn to the cloud in a more substantial capacity, the issue of cloud security is a far more legitimate concern.

This doesn't mean that cloud security should be seen as an obstacle to broader cloud adoption, however. With the right approach – and the right partners – cloud security doesn't have to be a headache.