10 Security Tips to Prevent a Cloud Migration Disaster

Most organizations are starting to think about migrating existing applications, data and infrastructure to the cloud, if they haven’t already. Recent surveys have shown that cloud deployments have tended to be primarily test systems and non-critical applications, but organizations are beginning to make plans to move mission-critical production applications to take advantage of the cost savings, flexibility and productivity boost the cloud promises. However, migrating production systems, such as email and personnel records, raise privacy and security considerations that may not have been a concern for previous deployments. In fact, security is consistently named as one of the top three reasons enterprises are still nervous about moving applications and data into the cloud. Recently eWEEK chatted with Unisys for some insights on the kind of things IT departments and senior executives should be considering before moving critical applications. They include knowing who has access to what le