The cloud offers agility to enterprises of all sizes. This technology continues to transform the capabilities of organizations. The achievements obtained by using a cloud-based infrastructure are many, but this kind of deployment also presents security concerns.
Many Canadian companies want to transition to the cloud for business data hosting, yet worry about data access and privacy. Both public and private sector organizations must follow government laws affecting the storage and use of personal information. Provincial governments also have privacy laws to protect customer data, particularly in health care. Storing data outside of Canada brings additional challenges, namely a new set of rules and regulations. Find out what affects data leaving the country, and how this impacts your organization.
The legal industry has lagged behind other industries when it comes to moving IT to the cloud, in part due to regulatory and compliance concerns. Private, secure clouds afford law firms the convenience of the cloud while offering superior protection from cyber security threats. Learn how cost-effective a cloud can be, how it can improve the way your law firm runs, and how it protects against cyber security threats.
When you make the decision to move your business to the cloud, you’ll need to decide what type of cloud model is the right fit for your business — public, private, or a hybrid model that blends advantages of both. Public clouds have exploded in recent years, but there is a robust market for private clouds as well. Explore how public and private clouds come down on top issues to make the right call for your business.
The pace of change in technology, from cloud computing to social media, has raised the profile of — and demands on — the CIO role in many organizations. IT is now a crucial player in the process of implementing and delivering on a company’s business strategy. Meanwhile, CIOs have their hands full as they work to stay in step with ever advancing technologies and best practices. Companies evolving from a “traditional” in-house IT infrastructure to a hybrid model call for CIOs that are open to change and that take an active role in shaping business strategy.