When it comes to outsourcing cloud computing technologies, the key is to find a service provider that firms can really trust.
Dan Raywood, online news editor for IT publication SC Magazine, said that firms need to make sure that their vendors can meet requirements on security. "For example, can you guarantee that the provider will match your storage security requirements, and when it comes to changing providers, can you guarantee that they won't retain any of your data - or lose it in months and years to come?"
Cloud computing is basically Internet-based computing that involves delivery of hosted services via the World Wide Web. It makes use of distant servers for storage and management of data.