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Cloud-based storage, backup, collaboration and other solutions allow for off-site data manipulation that’s efficient, speedy, and – secure? The truth is that security is an ongoing question for your business’s cloud, just as it is for its local software and hardware. Our Austin business IT team wants to make you aware of some of these potential pitfalls, along with effective safeguards you can employ to keep things from getting dark and stormy up in your cloud.

Within just a few years of its inception, cloud computing has become an integral part of many organization’s IT ecosystem. The cloud has simplified the way businesses access their IT infrastructure and modified the expectations of end users accessing these systems.  For some companies, the cloud has freed-up resources traditionally reserved for buying and maintaining legacy software. It has also revolutionized the way some businesses access information and applications inside the corporate firewall.  However, increasing demand for cloud computing services has driven many companies to look for ways to make the cloud work better for their small business.  

The features of cloud computing are expanding rapidly. Coupled with larger Internet bandwidth availability, cloud computing is a more viable option in a company’s IT strategy. Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) are all prevalent offerings in the “On-Demand” space.  If you are planning to position portions of your IT system in the Cloud, here are some things to know: