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Is the Cloud Safe?: A 2019 Update

Is the Cloud Safe?: A 2019 Update on the Issue

By KnowledgeLake on August 5, 2019

UPDATE: Well, IS the cloud safe? Much about the cloud has changed since we digital denizens began learning about the cloud. In fact, many of our conversations around content management center on the business-boosting power of the cloud. Embracing cloud content management can help you become a leader within the digital transformation realm.

If you're still worried about security, fear not. You can simplify cloud-based content management with our recently released KnowledgeLake cloud platform built on the extremely secure Microsoft Azure.

As technology evolves and transforms, KnowledgeLake will be with you every step of the way!

As a citizen of the mobile age, it can be overwhelming to consider every option for storing important documents, files, and other content securely across a department or an entire organization. Some are still unsure about storing their data in the cloud, which is crazy when you think about how digitization is now the assumed standard—when was the last time you had to get up and go to a filing cabinet to find a document you needed at work?

So if someone is still unsure about digitization, a further jump to trusting the cloud with their content may be downright frightening. But we’re here to tell you that content can be kept safely in the cloud. And yes, in some cases, the cloud may be significantly safer than how you are storing content today. The more you know about this option, the better—we don’t see cloud storage going anywhere, anytime soon.

How could it possibly be safer than me owning my data?

As more and more digital advancements are made, security has been forced to evolve to stay one step ahead of any possible breaches. Which begs the million-dollar question: “Can my organization ensure the same, or better, security than the huge teams and budgets that ensure security in the clouds owned by Microsoft, Amazon, or Google?”, to which surely the answer is, “No." Your IT team most likely cannot create an environment that is equal parts safe and secure while still being as accessible as a hosted cloud. And data security is not something you want to be liable for—just ask the likes of Home Depot who spent 20 million dollars compensating customers for their 2014 data breach.

Those asking, "Is the cloud safe?" might also wonder, other than root security, what doors can the cloud open for my company?

Delivering key capabilities across cloud platforms allows you and your business to take full advantage of safe, secure, and centralized information store to enable collaboration within a geographically dispersed workforce.

Aside from the obvious ones of security and access to your information from almost anywhere your business takes you, there are other measurable benefits to the cloud:

  • Potential IT cost savings and workforce reallocation
  • IT infrastructure with increased agility
  • Threat detection and analytics
  • Stronger identity management
  • Ability to better support and manage mobile productivity
  • Visibility and control across infrastructure and applications

When contemplating putting your departmental or organization-wide documents in the cloud, there is plenty more to learn, but don’t get overwhelmed: We're here to be a resource for you!

We can advise you on your move to the cloud.

We consult with organizations every day to help them with their decision on whether and how to move to the cloud. Whether you're looking to establish a 100 percent cloud solution or build out a hybrid environment, KnowledgeLake can help your organization create a content management solution that will keep your mind at ease that your content IS safe, no matter where it lives. Is the cloud safe?  We're pretty sure we can help to make it that way!

About KnowledgeLake:

KnowledgeLake provides content management solutions that help busy organizations intelligently automate their most important document processes. Since 1999, we've created award-winning, Microsoft-centric solutions that have helped thousands of companies around the world focus on their mission rather than their mission-critical documents.

 

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