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In five to 10 years, the cloud will be as ubiquitous as the Internet is today. It is predicted that 2015 will see dramatic change in labor and business models as operations shift to the cloud. It will be part of our normal lives, with cloud-based apps running on stereos, watches, mirrors, glasses and many other devices that we interact with or carry with us daily. Software and data will not be hardware-dependent because they will be running in the cloud, but you will be able to interact with your data and systems whenever and wherever you are at.
The lines between work and home or business and pleasure are already blurred, but they will become increasingly transparent in the years to come. The floodgates of organizational data will be released into a variety of cloud-based systems. Organizations that develop a security-minded cloud culture now will better transition into the cloud in years to come as it continues to grow. Such cultures will have the framework such as policies, procedures, workflows and shared cloud successes will foster effective cloud security behaviors and habits.
So what does a security-minded cloud culture look like? Provided here are three steps that you can take to start developing it.
You are most likely planning for growth in cloud utilization, so make sure that the solutions you choose can scale with your business. Choose a vendor that can handle several times the volume you initially would contract for and one that has a track record of success and innovation.
This is an exciting time, for we stand at the cusp of great technological change. People and organizations are being given the freedom to utilize technology how, when and where they see fit without having to worry about the underlying architectural complexities or capital expenditures. To #BeFutureReady, know this is your chance to seize the cloud, to harness it or even mold it to accomplish great things. Create a culture that supports secure cloud utilization and make a difference – now and in the future!
This post was written as part of the Dell Insight Partners program, which provides news and analysis about the evolving world of tech. Dell sponsored this article, but the opinions are my own and don’t necessarily represent Dell’s positions or strategies.