Demystifying Cloud Security: In terms of security, IT’s best move is the one that many CIOs hesitate to make

Nowadays, competition in every industry is fierce. Technology has been breaking down traditional geographic barriers. Product life cycles are shrinking. Increasingly, access to information is becoming a key corporate differentiator. Many very successful businesses were built on – and now rely upon – premises-based solutions.

These systems were designed before cloud technology emerged, so their infrastructure is from yesteryear, which creates several challenges. IT departments manage a wide and evergrowing array of autonomous silos: hardware, network devices, storage solutions, and a rapidly increasing number of applications.

As a result, the IT staff spends a lot of time on routine maintenance: configuring devices, updating software, allocating storage, and monitoring network traffic.

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