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You Must Give Up Control of Your IT Infrastructure to See the Benefits of Cloud


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Here’s a roundup of today’s hottest cloud news from the Twitterverse:

  • Should companies have complete control over their IT infrastructure? According to a recent article on ZDNet, the answer is “no”. With the growing popularity of cloud computing, traditional IT security practices no longer apply. The article states that with cloud, “Companies and their IT teams will not know which part of the infrastructure they have control over and will have to work with service providers to ensure their systems are safe.” The article also says that companies who stick with traditional IT security practices will miss out on many cloud computing benefits – such as scalability, agility and lowered costs.
  • Combining third-party tools with a careful review of your service level agreement can help keep you secure in the public cloud. An article on CIO.com outlines 10 Ways to Ease Public Cloud Security Concerns, including deciding which of your applications are best suited for the public cloud and adding authentication layers for enhanced security. Check out the article for eight more ways to protect your data in the public cloud.
  • According to a new cloud infographic by TrendMicro, almost 130,000 malicious Android apps will be in circulation by the end of the year. The infographic shows just how easy it is for cybercriminals to use malware to gain access to corporate networks. It also offers five steps organizations should take to protect their mobile devices.
  • What does the future of cloud have in store? According to an article on CIO.co.uk, the pace of software innovation will quicken, as the cloud model does not require months of testing for a small change. In addition, the IT buyer will shift from the IT department to the business units, as cloud services are user-friendly and easy to buy. Check out the article for eight more cloud predictions.
  • And finally, here’s a little midweek cloud humour brought to you by DLT Solutions.
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