Cloud computing solutions such as Microsoft Cloud Solutions are becoming increasingly common in business today. Even so, many businesses are hesitant to take on a cloud service. They think it puts their data and intellectual property at risk. Planning your cloud services integration? Know what the risks are ahead of time so that you can overcome them before implementation. Learn more here about the risks of cloud computing solutions, and how to overcome them before your business is exposed to them.
1. Get the Right Information
There is a perceived security risk with obtaining cloud solutions, but you can mitigate that by getting the right information before you proceed. Before you can get quotes on cloud services, get the right information and intelligence on your needs and what suppliers can offer.
When you are securing cloud solutions, you are going to lose visibility on some data and intellectual property that you are trying to control. Moving to a cloud brings with it the perceived sense that you can’t see where the gaps are. Gather the right intelligence on this before you proceed.
2. Hire an Internal Staff for Management
With the potential security hazards of a cloud, even with Microsoft Cloud Solutions, your current IT team may be feeling overwhelmed. This is the case whether you have one IT employee or hundreds.
Beef up that security by hiring additional IT professionals that will manage the cloud solutions through every phase of implementation. You will still need an outsourced solution to bring in the cloud services, but having an in-house team that can help you to manage and integrate the new system will ease burdens and mitigate risks across the board.
Put a dedicated team or personnel member on cloud management during implementation, or you run into the risks of additional costs of burdening your existing team.
3. Outsource Compliance Problems
When you are integrating cloud solutions into your business, compliance and existing regulations are likely to be a concern. This exposes your business to additional risks and costs. Outsourcing your cloud solutions will help you to mitigate this risk.
Those risks are legal liabilities and potential compliance consequences such as heavy fines or action. Overcome those risks by outsourcing your cloud solutions to professionals that deal with compliance matters every day. They will solve those compliance issues before you even need to think about them. Have your in-house team manage compliance after implementation.
4. Invest in Cloud Solutions
Every new business system comes with some security risks and compliance problems. Hiring in-house personnel to overcome those problems before they arrive will mitigate those risks. Outsourcing Microsoft Cloud Solutions or other cloud services to outside professionals will mitigate most if not all of the perceived risks of cloud implementation. Invest in cloud solutions today.