Cloud Computing: Top 10 Mistakes Enterprises Can Make When Moving Data into the Cloud

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-04 Print this article Print
Top 10 Mistakes Enterprises Can Make When Moving Data into the Cloud

Top 10 Mistakes Enterprises Can Make When Moving Data into the Cloud

by Chris Preimesberger
It's true that experience can be the best teacher, but there also can be real-world costs to learning things on the job. If mistakes are made, those costs can be substantial for a company's bottom line. That has proved harmful to many IT management careers. So when you want to introduce something new to your IT system, such as internal or external cloud infrastructure or services, do your homework to find out how others have fared. Because cloud systems are trendy, a lot of IT managers are looking at how they might work for them. Good advice, gained by front-line experience, is gold. Here eWEEK has consulted with Seagate Technology's wholly owned subsidiary, i365, for its advice. Formerly called Seagate Services, i365 handles online storage and e-discovery, disaster recovery and file sharing services for midmarket companies and SMBs. Chief Technology Officer David Allen shares his and i365's experience for eWEEK readers.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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