Paradoxical – A business is ok storing its banking records and financial transactions in a central core processing system commingled on the same server with other customers but not ok with storing general business files on a cloud content management system.
Last week I submitted a discussion topic to the Cloud Computing group on LinkedIN asking Why?
On the one hand companies have been commingling sensitive financial data on a single server with other customers since the beginning of mainframe computing. Individuals have never had their health records, 401K or stock trades isolated on their own servers. Multi-tenant data storage is the norm not the exception. Yet you have a vestige of legacy IT managers and senior executives concerned that storing a word document in a public cloud based file system is not safe. Nearly all of the arguments are thin, repetitive and fly in the face of practical decision-making and common sense business. Continue