Adopting cloud computing as an information technology model allows organizations to transition away from more traditional device-centric models and toward information- and service-based models. However, adopting cloud computing comes with certain trade-offs in terms of control over data and applications, compliance with laws and regulations, and the ongoing security of the data in the cloud. The good news is that when a cloud is implemented with appropriate security in place, the resultant security level of the cloud can not only be equal to but can actually exceed traditional ...

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