Security worries shouldn’t stop cloud adoption

March 29th, 2013

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should not be put off from adopting cloud computing due to security worries as the majority of providers do all they can to keep client’s data safe, according to an industry expert.

Stuart Hibbert, managing director and co-founder of icomplete.com, a firm which offers internet telephony and online marketing services to SMEs, understood that many smaller organisations would be concerned about security but assured them that safeguards are in place to ensure data is adequately protected.

“Good cloud service providers abide by all of the rules of the Data Protection Act”, said Stuart Hibbert. “Security is tight and generally speaking, much tighter than many of these SMEs would actually have for themselves in terms of the firewalls and application detection and intrusion detection systems that cloud computing companies are able to offer.”

Stuart Hibbert added that there are a number of advantages to cloud computing, including the cost savings associated with not having to maintain servers on-site.

Originally published on the BCS website: Security worries should ‘not stop SMEs’ from adopting cloud computing

 

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