Think the Cloud is Not Secure? Well, Think Again
Security on the cloud is the most debatable subject and over the last few years some of the myths related to cloud security have been busted. Well, the cloud has been the centre of attraction for hackers, data addicts and spies because of the volume of data they can access. For the hackers, data on the cloud is nothing short of a treasure trove and they would love to go for data pilferage by breaking into various networks across the world.
There are naysayers as well as staunch supporters of cloud telephony who have their own valid reasons for trashing or supporting the use of cloud telephony systems by organizations. The biggest argument against the use of cloud telephony is the lack of data privacy that hounds even the biggest providers like Google. Even the big cloud service providers like Google are incapable if the government pushes for divulging information about a particular individual or user. On the other hand the supporters point to the latest security intelligence as well as analytics used by the companies to prevent all types of data breaches. There are many who believe that cloud is as safe or vulnerable as any other data centre used by enterprises.
The cloud computing market is growing with every passing day and if a recent survey is to be believed then cloud is going to generate $180 billion revenue by the end of 2015. Now, CIOs of major companies across the world are moving to cloud because they do not want to unnecessarily incur communication expenses. Moving to the cloud is saving thousands of dollars for these companies.
Cloud is considered to be the most efficient and cost-effective location for storing data and it is also by far the biggest data repository that can be used for data analytics and computing.You will be able to integrate various applications like inventory management, CRM, transactional data and social media. However, the biggest deterrent for most of the businesses is the security risk associated with moving critical business data to the cloud. Data security for the cloud is completely dependent on the security measures taken by cloud service providers.
There have been a total of 21 million cases of data security breaches all over the world in the last 5 years. However, it has been seen that in majority of the cases the data breaches have been because of the human errors and people who purposefully broke into the system with criminal intent. The most surprising fact is that the in-house data too is not safer and companies even spend too less on data security.
Cloud Providers Capabilities
The cloud service providing companies are well equipped to handle various types of data security threats because they spend huge amount of money to just develop and maintain a watertight system. These service providers make huge investments on third party encryptions and data certification. Cloud service providers take every possible measure to create and maintain a system that is much tougher to intrude than the in-house network. Cloud is safe and it offers several advantages, which can never be matched by any other technology.
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