5 January 2017

Do you know where your data is?

Cloud has been at the forefront of both business and consumer technology for many years now, and it’s been the stronghold of business technology for longer than this. Having been thrust into the limelight in recent years, it is easy to fall into the trap of jumping onto the cloud bandwagon without properly considering what your business needs are and how your data is stored and protected.

One of the key business needs – something that should be at the top of every business’s technology agenda – is data protection. How is your data being stored and where? The answer is not necessarily that clear when you move into the cloud but it is a question that has become essential to ask since the downfall of Safe Harbour and the introduction of the GDPR.

Is your data based in the UK, in the EU or in the US? What are the regulations around storage of your data that you’re beholden to? What do your clients need or expect?

Some international vendors have data centres all over the globe and offer no guarantees as to where your data sits within their giant networks. We’re proud to provide wholly UK-based services to our clients and, because of this need, offer data centre tours to show exactly where the data sits, but it is not always that simple with every vendor.

Where your data sits should be one of the first questions you ask when considering a cloud provider.

If you’re considering a move to the cloud or looking to evolve your current cloud presence, CloudUKLive brings together key cloud industry vendors and experts to share what lies ahead for the technology and we’re holding the next event in London at the Kensington Roof Gardens next month. Spaces are extremely limited and you can register your interest here to gain insight directly from the experts.

You can watch Chris’s full talk covering the key questions around cloud below and we’re always here to help if you have any questions about cloud or data security.

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