This simple yet effective quote from our President is something that we really need to embrace in this age of mobile computing. Security over our data and our customer’s data is imperative in this digital age. The number of hackers that are trying to disrupt your business and embarrass you are growing by the minute. There seems to be an article everyday telling us about the latest company that has had its customer’s data hacked into. Large companies like Target, Home Depot, Staples, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s have had their customer data on file exposed. Even Apple has taken a PR hit on their security in place as part of the fallout of several celebrities having their accounts hacked and “personal” photos being posted on Internet.
You may be thinking “my information is secured on the cloud so I have nothing to worry about”. This, unfortunately, is not 100% accurate. While cloud computing does have its cost and operational advantages, you should be looking at your cloud network provider and asking yourself these questions:
Technology strategy and execution is not easy. There is a lot to consider and it is easy to make a decision without considering all the risks and scenarios involving the loss and exposure of your customer’s data. If you are not sure that you can completely trust that you are making the best decision for your company, verify your information on your company’s data storage by speaking with your trusted finance and/or technology advisor. Technology is transforming the way that we are doing business today, but without the proper checks and balances in place you may end up spending many unproductive hours recovering your customer data and goodwill.
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