Friday, October 14, 2011 4:04:08 PM
Small and medium-sized businesses have been among the quickest to adopt cloud computing solutions since the inception of the technology. While the cloud boasts benefits specific to smaller, start-up firms, many large businesses, especially those that operate internationally, have a lot to gain from adopting certain services, ihotdesk reports.
According to the website, experts have started to stress the benefits cloud computing services can offer businesses that have to deal with data and operations internationally. Bryn Heimbeck, the chief executive of Trade Tech, explained to the website that supply chains of international businesses are the first operations that will likely experience improvement following cloud adoption.
"Today's cloud-based solutions contain a large amount of customer-specific information, located in globally accessible databases, but this information has to be readily accessible to the local person needing to take action on behalf of the account," Heimbeck explained to the source.
International data storage can be especially difficult for industries governed by regulatory compliance. Experts in the field recommend ironing out stringent contracts with cloud vendors to ensure all compliance requirements are met on both ends of the storage and transfer process - a practice that can additionally improve the overall security of sensitive corporate information.
-McAfee Cloud Security