How often should a company reevaluate its cloud service provider?

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No cloud provider is perfect, as numerous outages have shown over the last several months. How often do you think a company should reevaluate its options? Once a year? Shorter than that?

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This is the big unanswered question about cloud computing. The reality is that most organizations are not evaluating their cloud providers at all. That’s a dangerous approach. You absolutely need to be asking the tough questions up front and then making sure they keep their promises moving forward.

Periodic and consistent is the best approach – whatever that means in your environment.

In the interest of adding some humor to this discussion while driving home the point this is a must-see video on cloud computing security oversights.

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