The data game

The cost saving of not having to maintain physical infrastructure, the accessibility of data, ease of implementation and scalability make cloud technology extremely attractive.

In Japan, advances in the cloud have been driven by the need for faster disaster recovery. Of course, there can be problems, such as outages, software glitches and cyber-attacks, and users must rely on service providers’ — and possibly multiple subcontractors’ — ability to deal with these. FM Global’s Angela Conway examines the pros and cons and looks at actions users should take to ensure data remains accessible.