How Clouds Are Reshaping Business and IT

 
 
By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-03-02 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Over the last several years, cloud computing has eased its way into the mainstream of the enterprise, leaving almost no organization untouched. While cloud technology helps organizations achieve remarkable speed and efficiency gains, it's also reshaping the role of IT and its relationship with line-of-business functions. A recently released study from the Cloud Security Alliance and Sky-High Networks, "The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril," offers some insights: "As data leaves the company data center for the cloud, IT is caught between delivering technologies to support innovation and growth in the business and securing sensitive data against proliferating threats." Among the key findings of the report are these insights: Companies are rapidly moving assets and functions into the cloud as confidence in it grows; security is at the center of any initiative, and it's on the minds of executives; and, surprisingly, many companies would be willing to pay a ransom to hackers to avoid having sensitive data made public. Here are some of the most intriguing findings of the study.

 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).
 
 
 
 
 
 

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