DATA IN THE CLOUD
Putting your company data in the cloud using services like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive/Sharepoint opens the door to new possibilities.
The amount of visibility and control when storing your data in the cloud is awesome.
And it’s built-in to these cloud storage platforms.
It does take some effort to get things set up.
But the benefits are huge.
You’ll know what data is being stored in the cloud.
You’ll know who is using the data.
You’ll be able to define who has access to the data.
You’ll know who you are sharing the data with.
You’ll know where the data is located.
You’ll know where the data is being accessed and downloaded from.
You’ll know what computers and devices are accessing the data.
That’s a lot of benefits.
All from just one decision.
The decision to put your data in the cloud
Concerned about data security?
Concerned about a data breach?
Concerned about employees handling of your data?
If you go cloud.
You’ll be in good shape.
The gap between keeping data in your office on a server as opposed to in the cloud grows wider each day.
Housing your company data in the cloud is the future.
And the server in your closet is the past.
Services like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive/Sharepoint have built-in features that would cost thousands of dollars to implement in a traditional server environment.
With your data stored in the cloud, you’ll have features like
Data classification and data loss prevention (DLP)
This can help you with compliance or just general data controls.
This gives you the ability to control what and how data is shared.
This includes the ability to control editors or viewers.
Defining access and revoking shared links when needed.
Device access control
This gives you the ability to block computers and devices from accessing your data.
Whether you need to do this as part of your termination process.
Or because someone shared something by mistake.
Malicious behavior identification
With data in the cloud, you’ll have the ability to set tripwires to identify suspicious behavior.
Many of these settings are built in and require little effort to benefit from.
Last but not least.
Cloud service providers like Microsoft and Google help to prevent malware from entering cloud services.
Google and Microsoft do the heavy lifting for you.
Google and Microsoft’s top security experts are not part of your IT team.
Both companies are constantly working on improvements and methods to help protect your business data.
If you think it’s time to get control of your companies data
And you’re open to a little change.
Consider putting your companies data in the cloud.
Isn’t it time you put your company data in the cloud?