Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:50:49 PM
Securing confidential business and customer data remains one of the biggest challenges for companies, as data loss caused severe damage to several organizations this year.
According to a recent report by AGBeat, a website that provides news and insights related to business, cloud computing is the easiest way for companies to improve data security, while cutting IT costs and increasing productivity.
Storing important data in the cloud allows businesses to better secure their information, as the cloud offers stronger data protection compared to most companies that use their own servers as data centers, the report said. Meanwhile, backing up information in the cloud is easier and more efficient than performing daily backups, and the cloud enables companies to access their data remotely at any time.
The report said using cloud storage reduces the risk of losing data due to employee error, unauthorized access to company data systems and natural disasters.
Many businesses have recently implemented a cloud storage strategy to combat growing concerns about security. According to a recent CoreNet Global and Newmark Knight Frank survey, 71 percent of organizations are storing at least some data in a cloud environment.
-McAfee Cloud Security