Cloud hosting may be more cost-effective and efficient than non-cloud alternatives, but IT managers must evaluate whether it makes real business sense and ensure that it doesn't violate corporate security policies.
Written by Carol Woodbury
Editor's Note: This article is an introduction to the white paper "Security Considerations for the Cloud" available free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
Security concerns abound when it comes to cloud computing. If you do any research on the concerns associated with doing business in the cloud, a top concern—if not the top concern—is always data security and privacy. Are these concerns justified, or is it simply the fear of the unknown? Let's take a look.