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Cloud Computing for Businesses: Managing the Risks

Cloud Computing | August 30, 2018

Managing the risks of cloud computing for businesses may seem like a daunting task but it is not something that you have to take on alone. At Express Computers, we offer a wide range of IT services for cloud computing that are specifically designed to help you manage the risks and keep your company data safe.

Managing the Risks of Cloud Computing for Businesses

While cloud computing has many obvious benefits for businesses, including saving time, money, and the frustration of constantly updating software, it still carries some risks with most problems commonly caused by employees. Some of the most common risks of cloud computing and how to manage them include:

Data Security and Regulation Risks

One of the reasons many companies have hesitated to move to the cloud is because it can make it more difficult to enforce company security policies, as well as to ensure regulatory compliance. The best way to manage this problem is to have your cloud service provider place your company information on a dedicated server rather than on a server shared with other companies, as this will allow you to adapt your existing data protections and compliance programs to the cloud.

Technology Risks

Whether your business is using private or shared cloud services, it is important to make sure that you are keeping up with the latest technology, so that your IT infrastructure matches any advancements in cloud technology. Consider working with a reputable team of IT experts who can help you stay ahead of any innovations by determining which updated technology your company needs, while also ensuring that employees are trained properly on any advancements.

Vendor Risks

Working with a cloud service provider can leave your business open to risks in the event the service provider faces bankruptcy, lawsuits, regulatory investigations, or defamation. The best way to protect your business from this particular risk is to only work with a professional cloud service provider who complies with all the necessary rules and regulations.

If you would like to learn more about managing the risks of cloud computing for businesses, or if you are interested in one of our services (data protection, IT services, or software development), please contact Express Computers at 604-888-7904 or request a consultation online.