As a provider of a best-in-class financial cloud solution, we know the advantages and benefits of the cloud, but we also know how overwhelming it can be when companies begin the search for a new cloud vendor.Read More
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I visit with accounting and financial automation end users every day. Often, the conversation turns to Intacct cloud accounting software. Remarkably, in the last three days, two different future advocates have made this exact same statement: “Well, we are pretty 'old school' around here.” Of course, that means they have concerns about keeping their books and records “in the cloud” instead of on a computer in the server room down the hall. What’s the source of these concerns? Is it concern about application security, physical security, or financial security?
I exchanged opinions with new friends from California, Oklahoma and Illinois over lunch recently about the greatest inventions of all time. We make our living through automation and technology and are amazed and excited by the miracles technology allows us to experience every day. However, I was not surprised when no one mentioned cloud computing.
As cloud computing continues to gain popularity, it is also accompanied with the expected, healthy skepticism. When a firm decides to incorporate cloud computing into its business, it must decide if the cloud computing benefits will outweigh the costs and risks, such as security. A recent report, "Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks, and Recommendations for Information Security," conducted by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), points out the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and gives advice on how to avoid risks. Read More...