IS YOUR COMPANY DATA
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COMPANY DATA IN THE CLOUD
Adoption of cloud services in many organisations is increasing on a daily basis. The result is...
“A well designed set of identity processes and infrastructure will pay
dividends for many years to come.
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Preview [Whitepaper] 'Is your company data getting lost in the cloud?'

This is a preview version. To get the complete version, please follow this link: http://www.portaltalk.com/company-data-getting-lost-in-the-cloud For years organisations have been investing in a solid Identity and Access Management framework which doesn’t have a negative impact on working processes. It cost blood sweat and tears. Today it seems as if it has all been for nothing. The adoption of cloud services in many organisations is increasing on a daily basis. The result is that IT departments are losing control over what happens to company data. There are many examples of calls being logged with the companies Helpdesk about an application which has not been approved by the IT department. End users are increasingly being offered the option of adopting the (cloud) application which best meets their requirements at that moment because complex installations are no longer necessary. This can result in company data being stored in many different locations without the IT department's knowledge. Supporting this type of end user is a huge challenge not to mention the potential problems with compliance, archiving data and control of access to company data. The question is: “How can we keep our end-users satisfied by allowing them to work with cloud services and leverage the innovations available without having to set up user and access management for every application separately?”
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. IS YOUR COMPANY DATA GETTING LOST IN THE CLOUD?
  • 2. 2 COMPANY DATA IN THE CLOUD Adoption of cloud services in many organisations is increasing on a daily basis. The result is that IT departments are losing control over what happens to company data. There are many examples of calls being logged with the com- panies Helpdesk about an application which has not been approved by the IT department. End users are increasingly being offered the option of adopting the (cloud) application which best meets their requirements at that moment because complex installations are no longer necessary. This can result in company data being stored in many different locations without the IT department's knowledge. Supporting this type of end user is a huge challenge not to mention the potential problems with compliance, archiving data and control of access to company data. CLOUD ADOPTION CAN'T BE STOPPED Using software in the cloud is so simple and so cheap that the rate of adoption of cloud services is likely to continue increasing exponentially. • End Users are extremely positive about using cloud services. They adopt these services without consultating the IT department. The best-known example of this is “Saving a document to Dropbox so that it's easy to share”. • Using a cloud service is simple. No large up-front investments are required. Peaks in usage are easily handled by the large server parks typical of cloud environments. • Many software companies offer their product in a cloud version only. This simply forces an organisation to adopt cloud services. • Cloud service suppliers innovate faster than traditional software developers. Organisations can profit from these innovations without having to carry out expensive upgrade projects. • Regulatory authorities such as the European Commission and the DNB, now actively approve the use of cloud services. HOW CAN YOU COPE WITH THIS CHANGE IN WORKING PRACTICES? Users generally have a different user name and password for every cloud service. These access credentials are not linked to the user data stored in your organisation and this results in IT losing control of the user’s digital identity. Many organisations are struggling to cope with these changes and the question they are asking themselves is: “How can we keep our end-users satisfied by allowing them to work with cloud services and leverage the innovations available without having to set up user and access management for every application separately?” Luckily, this problem is not new. Let’s have a look and the similar challenges we have faced before and how we solved them.
  • 3. “A well designed set of identity processes and infrastructure will pay dividends for many years to come. Don’t wait. Get started now. QS solutions can help you” Alex Simons, Direct of Program Management Active Directory, Microsoft Would you like more information about how QS solutions can help your organisation to leverage all the advantages of cloud technology safely and while still maintaining compliance? Get in touch with us today! 1 LDAP http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol 2 Kerberos http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerberos_(protocol) 3 OAuth http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAuth 4 Saml http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Assertion_Markup_Language 5 NTLM http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTLM Wim van den Heijkant, CISSP Team Lead Identity & Access Management Email: wimvdh@qssolutions.nl Telefoon: +31 (33) 45 45 430 Web: www.qssolutions.nl Martin Vliem, CISSP | CISA Principal Cloud Technology Specialist Email: martin.vliem@microsoft.com Telefoon: +31 (20) 500 1319 Web: www.microsoft.nl

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