Public clouds, private clouds and your security

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected; we’ve seen one example of this in how events in the US financial markets reverberatedacross the globe.

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By  Ashford Published  October 4, 2010

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected; we’ve seen one example of this in how events in the US financial markets reverberated across the globe. But something else is happening too; the planet is becoming smarter. That is, intelligence is being infused into the way the world literally works—into systems, processes and infrastructures.

And a smarter planet requires businesses to think differently about the IT infrastructure they will need to respond to market forces and the pace of business and society. Companies of all sizes will begin to utilize more adaptive capabilities like cloud computing to deliver new services with agility and speed, while driving down costs.

But while cloud models provide rapid and cost-effective access to business technology, not all of these services provide the same degree of flexibility or security control. How does cloud computing fit with your company’s security policies? Understanding the differences between private and public cloud computing models can go a long way in getting the most out of data—and securing it.

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