Across industries, geographical areas, business types and sizes, and even internal departments, the cloud continues to transform the way business gets done. More and more businesses are turning to cloud-enabled IT infrastructure – not just for storage, but for operations – seeking greater efficiency and cost savings. However, there are a few issues businesses commonly experience when transitioning to the cloud. It’s important to be aware of these potential pitfalls before and during the cloud adoption process.
Security and Data Protection
There are several concerns related to the security of data placed in the cloud. Encryption is a good way to protect data. However, in one survey of IT department managers, one-third admitted that their company’s data was only partially encrypted. Failing to fully encrypt data can lead to data breaches, a loss of customer information, fines, legal proceedings, and damage to corporate reputation. It’s essential to take the necessary steps to protect information in the cloud.
Businesses must follow strict compliance rules or face severe financial penalties. However, there seems to be some confusion about whether companies or cloud service providers are responsible for protecting the personally identifiable information in the cloud. Ultimately, it is the company’s responsibility to protect its customers’ information and bring itself into compliance with compliance regulations.
Additional IT Department Work
While migrating to the cloud can save a company time and money, that savings often comes with a trade-off: an increased burden on IT departments. IT teams report spending more time on managerial tasks after moving workloads to the cloud. This can mean less time to spend on improving data security and on general IT projects.
So how can businesses overcome these burdens to realize the efficiencies that come with transitioning to the cloud? At Vaultas, we’re experienced in cloud migration, complex or hybrid data center solutions, data security and much more. We can help businesses gain maximum efficiency while maintaining compliance and security. Contact us today to get started.