An article by Forbes reported that in the next 15 months, 80 percent of companies’ IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions. But recent studies show that approximately 94% of cloud applications are not considered Enterprise ready. Add to this, the fact 4.1% of cloud apps are laced with malware and you have a recipe for disaster!
Companies of all sizes continue to seek new ways to increase scalability, flexibility and efficiencies and they’re often finding these gains by using cloud platforms. For many organizations, their information technology strategy is to adopt cloud-based services first and seek on-premise implementation as an alternative if cloud options do not meet business needs. As organizations move to these cloud platforms, security is often overlooked. Many cloud providers have done an amazing job of selling to business leaders, often with a false sense of security.
It’s crucial that organizations truly understand cloud computing risks associated with adopting this model. Any company using these services must develop strategies that empower consumption of critical cloud services while adopting the necessary security measures which balance the risk versus reward of cloud computing. At Konsultek we can help you with your cloud strategy.