In the Cloud or on the Golf Course, Hazards Can Be Devastating

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Winning Tactic #5: Use a multi-cloud strategy.

A multi-cloud strategy minimizes the risk of widespread data loss or downtime due to a localized component failure in a cloud computing environment. Develop a security platform that allows the business to implement consistent data protection policies across multiple cloud services, preferably one that does not involve complex key management or policy administration.

The 2015 U.S. Open capped off with a thrilling finish against a backdrop of breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest. Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington State played host. Anyone familiar with this course knows that "there aren't traditional golf hazards, like water and trees, but there is trouble everywhere at Chambers Bay," as one sports blogger wrote.

It's a similar scenario for IT and security pros responsible for management of their organization's cloud usage. Cloud apps are ubiquitous and the associated IT challenges are many. More than half of respondents to this Ponemon study say their organization currently transfers sensitive or confidential data to the cloud. Still, more than half of IT professionals admit to not having a complete picture of where their sensitive data lives.

In the spirit of the U.S. Open golf tournament and the 18 tricky holes at Chambers Bay, Perspecsys will caddy for a full round with tips and tricks to avoid the hazards – the privacy, compliance and security hazards of cloud computing – and guide you confidently through the course to realize the full benefits enterprise cloud adoption can offer.


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