Cloud hosting is becoming more prevalent as businesses recognize the potential cost savings of keeping information in a virtual space, which is both easy to maintain and upgrade. However, there are drawbacks to cloud hosting, such as issues with security flaws and technical glitches that can leave businesses—especially smaller, less tech-savvy businesses—scrambling to repair damage.
Information Week says recent research indicates that the end-user marketplace for cloud infrastructure as a service could meet or exceed $180 billion by 2015. With such a fast-growing technology trend, companies must weigh the pros of the efficiency of cloud infrastructure with the cons of its potential vulnerability to hackers. Continue reading