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The recent passing of Cyber Security Month has reminded many businesses of the importance of implementing good security practices to ensure the protection of confidential data. It is a daunting, yet necessary, task to establish reliable cyber security. The ever-evolving cyber environment poses many obstacles which, if left unaccounted for, can lead to pitfalls in your businesses’ operations. This threatens the integrity of your business and may result in criminal activity, a deteriorated reputation, lost profits, legal repercussions and more. In order to understand the nature, and origin, of these consequences along with how to mitigate them, here is a list of the most common pitfalls to cloud security and their solutions.
Most businesses complete at least a portion of their daily operations over the cloud. This is a difficult environment to navigate and therefore familiarizing yourself can provide you with the proper knowledge to safely utilize the cloud. The focus here will be privacy law compliance, which is one of the primary components of the cloud alongside security, support, and management. This facet of cloud hosted infrastructure is complex and, if neglected, can not only threaten the integrity of your business but can also result in legal repercussions as well. In order to ensure your business is in good standing we will tell you everything you need to know about  keeping your data in Canada.
The complexity of cloud hosted infrastructure can make migration and configuration quite overwhelming, which, as will be pointed out, highlights the importance of unifying your cloud solution. Focus has to be balanced between network reliability, backup, scale, security, functionality, privacy compliance and more. For any I.T. team these tasks can be demanding, requiring a large amount of resources, and typically even third-party assistance. In some cases, failing to account for certain intricacies can lead to lower-quality end results. Therefore, taking advantage of support from experienced professionals is crucial to streamline cloud migration and management.
The modern work environment is constantly changing, requiring businesses to take advantage of new technology and features to achieve success. One of these recent revelations is known as cloud hosted infrastructure. So today we will be going over the pros of moving your CPA firm to the cloud. If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, or just need a quick refresher, check out our explanation of cloud hosting
First of all, to explain what cloud hosting is, the “cloud” refers to a network of computers interconnected to provide system resources on-demand, such as data storage and computing power. The computers, or servers, which make up the cloud reside in data centers which can be located throughout the world. Users access the cloud network using the internet, and are presented with a virtual dashboard to navigate infrastructure and to perform desired tasks. Often, when the cloud consists of a large enough volume of geographically redundant computers, tasks can be distributed between them to more efficiently use computing power.