What ‘Cloud Sprawl’ means and how you can avoid it completely

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A talking point that often comes up when I discuss cloud computing with peers and clients is security. It’d be remiss, of course, not to wonder about the security of a server that is completely remote. I believe every astute manager should be asking this question.

“Cloud sprawl” refers to unauthorised software within an organisation, and the compounding security and data headaches it can cause.

As with so much of cloud technology, sound knowledge and considered implementation will get the best results for your business. Cloud sprawl can be easily handled and minimised with the right initial strategy and competent management from an IT department.

Firstly, like 43% of companies, you should be opting for a private cloud. Having a private cloud will eliminate much of the risk associated with “sprawling” as all users accessing the cloud will be within your team’s management.

But, above all, the success of any private cloud will, naturally, rely on a skilled and competent IT team, and their ability to communicate the benefits and functions of the service effectively.

Investing in a private cloud is the most secure and powerful way to transition your business into a rich, dynamic IT solution. If you’re interested in tailoring a solution for your company, or are curious about the benefits of cloud computing, please get in contact with me at Cloud Solutions Group.

By Josh Rubens