Hosted Infrastructure: Is It Really Safe to Relinquish Control?


    One of IT leaders’ biggest fears about outsourcing infrastructure to a hosting partner – or adopting a cloud model – has been the prospect of losing control over the very systems they’ve been used to running. However, with cloud now ubiquitous, should CIOs and IT Managers feel less anxious about relinquishing some of the control they’ve traditionally enjoyed?

    When we acknowledge that this fear is really a concern about exposing the organisation to increased risk, the answer becomes clear: the best way to overcome the fear is by learning how to better manage risk. This is especially relevant in this current era of shadow IT where line of business personnel are using cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and storage, without official permission from IT.

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