Greg George of GTI Advisors on "Afraid of the Cloud? Ask the Right Questions"

Greg George  , Managing Partner of GTI Advisors  (Twitter: @gtiadvisors) has written an insightful and thought-provoking blog post entitled “Afraid of the Cloud? Ask the Right Questions”. Greg exposes the lack of scientific rigour and real IT expertise when observing the recent “bandwagon effect” of promoting “Cloud Computing” without considering the significant security issues for businesses and law firms. As Greg notes:

I’ve been receiving more and more inquiries from my social media circles and from clients regarding various security risks associated with using Software as a Service (SaaS): the Cloud, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the current status of things.

There has been a remarkable increase in self proclaimed social media everything experts on Twitter.

Many of these people have also added ‘tech’ expert to their bio and are pumping companies and professional services firms to use the “Cloud.” 


The problem: most I’ve seen appear to have little or no training or experience whatsoever in computer sciences, network systems or security, yet they have somehow magically become experts within months – and have been offering “opinions” on SaaS in posts and articles they’ve written.

What’s worse, others have been ‘blindly’ listening to, RTing, and endorsing their recommendations, absent of qualifying parameters or guidance that should also be provided.
 

 Read the rest of Greg’s blog post here.

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