by Robert Q
This article explain that cloud computing is growing at a stead rate. More and more companies are planning to push some of their business resources into cloud computing. However most companies are still feeling skeptical about cloud computing and how well cloud computing can maintain strong and high security. The article continues on saying that as cloud computing customer we have to be diligent in making sure that cloud vendor have the highest level of security, by doing audits and making sure that the cloud vendor have all of the correct security certification. If the cloud vendor fails any of the audits then it would be time for the company to find a different vendor. Making sure that the cloud computing is secure is an important step that need to be address before cloud computing can really take off.
It would seem that many companies are starting to using clouding computing, however most companies are just using basic business application on clouding computing. It would seem that most companies are still skeptical about how well cloud computing security really is. I rarely use the cloud because I feel that the cloud is not that secure compare to having the actual back-up in a hard drive that is next to my computer. If I was a manager at a business that need high level security to protect its assets, I wouldn’t trust cloud computing that much. The main reason is because I don’t really know where all of my information is going and can only trust that my important information is going to a secure location.
After reading this article I can see that cloud computing vendors still haven’t took the necessary steps in informing it customers that cloud computing is secure. However how can a cloud vendor really convince someone that their information is stored secure in an imaginary area somewhere is cyberspace. While my knowledge about the cloud is limited I can get a sense from this article that cloud computing still have a long way to go before companies would replace their main back-up hard drive with just the cloud.
Cottingham, D. (2012, 01 18). Pcworld. Retrieved from http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/248383/into_the_cloud_securely.html