Monday, October 10, 2011 4:16:16 PM
Because of the continuous stream of new technology entering the business world, the roles of chief information officers have grown in importance. ReadWriteWeb recently published an article explaining that because of cloud computing, CIOs have been increasingly important in the corporate structure, and have been forced to act more like chief executive officers than ever before.
According to the source, because cloud computing offers an opportunity to completely reshape the IT landscape of a company, CIOs need to be quick and incisive when it comes to cloud technology. The website recommends CIOs begin by adopting private cloud computing services, mostly to quell the security concerns of the company.
Once the company has become comfortable with the technology, the less expensive and more accessible public cloud should be considered for adoption. The website notes the growing popularity of hybrid clouds, which can ensure security for the highly sensitive corporate information businesses fear for, while offering increased flexibility and scalability for other operations.
While security concerns have been the leading impediment to the industry, the Cloud Security Alliance will release the Security, Trust and Assurance Registry later this year in an attempt to standardize cloud practices.
-McAfee Cloud Security