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As more businesses are making the move to the cloud for data storage, safety and security are a top concern. The team at has put together a list of tips to make the transition to the cloud a smooth and successful one.

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With more and more businesses transitioning over to the cloud for data storage it is important that they implement a strategic plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Cloud computing is the newest wave in the world of data storage. Essentially, when a business uses a cloud server, their information isn’t in their office—instead they access their information through an Internet connection. Using the cloud has tremendous advantages for businesses of all sizes, particularly because it’s possible to access information from any location or computer, and the amount of storage space is nearly unlimited. With that being said, as with any data storage, there are security risks, and it’s important that business owners are prepared for a transition to the cloud that is safe and secure, otherwise they could jeopardize their entire business., a site that provides reviews of the top security companies in the country, including a newly updated FrontPoint security review and a Vivint security review, has created a list of tips for business owners that will help them better navigate the cloud transition.

1.    Before putting any information into the cloud, it’s important that the business owner reads the fine print of the service provider—particularly the terms of service and privacy policy. All too often these details are overlooked, but it could have a big impact on the security of business data. For example, some cloud providers will reserve the right to make the information stored on their server public or disclose information as they see fit.

2.    Information should never be placed in the cloud that the business owner doesn’t want other people to see. Anything that is placed in the cloud could be seen by other people. While this isn’t likely, it is certainly possible, and is particularly true of the government, or an organization the business may be in litigation with. Even with the best security systems to protect an actual office space, if the businesses’ data isn’t adequately protected, it can mean big problems.

3.    Before using a cloud service, the business should be aware of what will happen to their data once it’s removed from the server. Some providers retain the right to keep the rights to that data, even after it’s removed.

4.    Many business insurance policies offer data protection coverage, and it’s a good idea to obtain this coverage before moving to the cloud. Data protection coverage can provide some help legally and financially if the data of a business is compromised.

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