ZONE SE7EN launch their next virtual event in their Insight Zone 2014 series, focusing on The Cloud. ZONE SE7EN brought together experts and key industry thought-leaders, and asked them the questions you wanted us to ask, delivering informative, intuitive answers to help with those all-important security decisions.
Insight Zone’s virtual Executive Interviews and Roundtable asks those tough questions: Public, private or hybrid cloud – which one is right for me; the benefits of cloud storage and archiving data; the potential pitfalls when integrating existing software applications and document management systems with the latest cloud solutions; the “do’s and don’ts’” when providing cloud computing capabilities for your mobile workforce; the best methods for keeping your data secure within the cloud and providing the right users with the right access, to the right applications.
Jes Breslaw at Accellion highlights the importance of educating users of the cloud: “Make sure your users understand why they’ve got to use the services you’re providing, how to use them, and the risk involved, and use them in a way that’s going to protect your organisation.”
Paul Ferron at CA Technologies tells us why a hybrid cloud strategy works for most companies: “The simple fact is that most companies have invested in on-premise technologies and to throw away this investment is a waste of money and resources.”
David Jones at Hyland, creator or OnBase tells us why data locale or data sovereignty is becoming an important factor: “Many organisations have no idea where their data is stored or where their processes are happening; many cloud providers will simply not divulge this information, which can cause governance and regulation concerns.”
Andrew Fryer from Microsoft tells us the potential pitfalls of integrating existing systems with a cloud solution: “All the cloud providers will tell you this is easy but setting up VPNs, configuring firewalls and domain controllers are things that make IT admins nervous; this needs planning and proper risk assessment.”
Frédéric Vadon at Nuxeo explains why a cloud solution could work well for storing and archiving your data: “Most well-known cloud providers have standards and processes that are very difficult to achieve for smaller organisations – availability, security, backups, etc.”
Clive Longbottom, a leading research analyst at Quocirca gives us his view on the challenges facing organisations when deploying a cloud platform: “Be careful with contracts; a longer term contarct is better to maintain control and reduce up-front costs, but over time you could lose out due to economies of scale.”
All Executive Interview videos and the informative, virtual Roundtable discussion are are now available to view online. Register FREE via ZONE SE7EN’s Insight Zone here to receive exclusive access, or by using the form below: