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Review of symantec's avoid the hidden costs of the cloud 2013

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Review of Symantec’s Avoiding The Hidden Costs of The Cloud 2013
Source:
http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/about/media/pdfs/b-state-of-cloud-global-results-2013.en-us.pdf

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Methodology
ReRez Research conducted survey
Commissioned by Symantec
Most organizations are pursuing cloud, and rightly so: Adopting cloud provides clear benefits
Surveyed 3,236 IT executives
1,878 Small Business IT executives
1,358 Enterprise
Organizations of All Sized are Moving Ahead with Cloud Implementations
Rogue Cloud Deployments
Save Time & Money
Deficiency of Organization
In implementation
And deployment
Lack of Oversight
Backup & Recovery
Have you ever had a recovery failure in the cloud?
Recovery from the cloud is slow
Have to backup data anyway
Extra cost
Advantages to Cloud Storage
Quick to deploy
Pay for what you use
Adjust capacity quickly and easily
Cloud Storage is actually extremely low
Organizations paying for 6 times as much storage as they need
Compliance
Half surveyed are worried about meeting compliance requirements in the cloud
Chance of being fined
Main Points to Avoiding Hidden Costs
Apply simple steps to avoid hidden costs of the cloud
1. Focus policies on information and people,
not technologies or platforms
2. Educate, monitor and enforce policies
3. Embrace tools that are platform agnostic
4. Deduplicate data in the cloud

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Review of symantec's avoid the hidden costs of the cloud 2013

  1. 1. Review of Symantec’sAvoiding The Hidden Costs of The Cloud 2013Source:http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/about/media/pdfs/b-state-of-cloud-global-results-2013.en-us.pdfVisit us:http://nittygrittycloud.comLike us on Facebook:http://facebook.com/nittygrittycloud
  2. 2. Methodology• ReRez Research conducted survey• Commissioned by Symantec• Most organizations are pursuing cloud, and rightly so: Adopting cloud provides clear benefits• Surveyed 3,236 IT executives – 1,878 Small Business IT executives – 1,358 Enterprise
  3. 3. Organizations of All Sized are Moving Ahead with Cloud Implementations
  4. 4. Rogue Cloud Deployments• Save Time & Money• Deficiency of Organization – In implementation – And deployment• Lack of Oversight
  5. 5. Backup & Recovery• Have you ever had a recovery failure in the cloud?• Recovery from the cloud is slow• Have to backup data anyway Yes No – Extra cost 68% 32%
  6. 6. Advantages to Cloud Storage• Quick to deploy• Pay for what you use• Adjust capacity quickly and easily• Cloud Storage is actually extremely low• Organizations paying for 6 times as much storage as they need
  7. 7. Compliance• Half surveyed are worried about meeting compliance requirements in the cloud• Chance of being fined
  8. 8. Main Points to Avoiding Hidden Costs• Apply simple steps to avoid hidden costs of the cloud• 1. Focus policies on information and people, – not technologies or platforms• 2. Educate, monitor and enforce policies• 3. Embrace tools that are platform agnostic• 4. Deduplicate data in the cloud

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