10 Ways Enterprises Can Take Control of the Cloud Chaos

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-02-06

As organizations evolve and grow, employees turn to hundreds of cloud computing services without expressed permission from the enterprise or the IT department. Various business units also deploy cloud technology separately from other departments. This has led to a confusing cloud environment, resulting in misallocated expenses, lost efficiency and poor policy enforcement. Without visibility into the wide variety of cloud apps employees are using every day, organizations are struggling to monitor and control the associated expenses and face an array of problems such as potential liabilities and security issues. Other concerns surround ownership, responsibility and indemnification for loss or damage to customer data. Indeed, many enterprises are reluctant about cloud computing because of the threat of data breach or loss due to unauthorized access. Some are also concerned about their ability to comply with local and national regulations in a public cloud environment. The good news is, there are steps enterprises can follow to take back control of the cloud chaos, and realize the benefits of the cloud without the risks and hidden costs. This eWEEK slide show, completed with assistance from Russ Loignon, vice president of cloud consulting at Tangoe, looks at how to manage cloud chaos.


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