The cloud is quickly becoming the norm and the standard of IT, but just because something is the norm doesn't mean that it comes without concerns. One major issue and question we hear all of the time is, where will my data be once I move into the cloud? Its a great question, and with growing security concerns its an important one as well.
A major concern that many have about the cloud is security. Due to the recent media focus on Edward Snowden and the NSA this question has become more poignant than ever. Our simple answer to this growing concern is that the cloud is secure and in most cases is a more secure way of accessing and storing data, the reason why is largely due to economies of scale.
Long ago, (well early 1980’s) the inter-department memo consisted of a paper memo which was moved around the company with check boxes to ensure receipt. Thank goodness, email and distribution lists seriously advanced communication practices, however, data was still a challenge.
Big U.S. tech providers are changing their policies to provide customers with alerts when their records have been subpoenaed by the U.S. government, according to the Washington Post.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple are among the companies that have become alarmed by the governments data gathering methods.