The cloud is great. It helps businesses scale their IT resources on-demand in relation to the fast-changing requirements of business in the digital age. But those claims of greatness often come with a disclaimer for one key area: security.
CIOs and C-suite executives have been only too keen to purchase infrastructure and software-as-a-service for certain business tasks. Take testing and development, for example, which often requires scalable IT resources for an undefined period of time. The cloud provides spare capacity for developers who do not wish to be constrained by a traditional licensing agreement or spend dearly on hardware which will only be used occasionally. 
 By Mark Samuels for ZDNet