Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?
Cloud computing - storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises - can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations. But is it safe? Despite the rise of public cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, less than 10% of the world's data is currently stored in the cloud. So what's holding many companies back? Technology of Business explores the issue of cloud security. What's so good about the cloud anyway? Building your own energy-hungry data centers is expensive and time-consuming, while managing hundreds of software applications chews up IT resources.