Data security in the cloud

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Our featured IT blogger this week, Andrew Hay, recently discussed the notion that it really depends on the situation when deciding which is more secure: physical premises or the cloud. He mentions that many want to be able to walk down the aisles of their data center and physically see the locale, while others opt for the cost savings of the cloud. In your opinion, is apprehension about cloud security a main barrier to entry into mass cloud data storage? Are there other reasons that you think are keeping organizations (or yourself) from relying on cloud storage?
ASKED: June 18, 2009  8:59 PM
UPDATED: June 29, 2009  2:24 PM

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My organization has briefly entertained the idea of cloud storage, hosting, applications, etc…but we have determined that keeping our information on the physical premises is the way to go about it. Our outfit is at a size where the cost savings (if any) for cloud implementation would not be enough to justify moving away from what we currently have.

Another main concern is that if a cloud company’s security is breached or compromised, that means our data potentially is too. If a company gets in a law suit, or has a poor employee exposing things, their insecurities make us insecure.

Apprehension about cloud security is a major factor in my organizations decision to stay with the physical implementation we have.

-Schmidtw

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