We have experienced rapid advances due to cloud apps and devices, which enable us to go anywhere on-demand (Maps), play with any friends (online gaming) and connect with those close to us while separated (social media). Technology has allowed us to collaborate, co-create and share like never before.
Is it possible to “Work the way we live?”
Google Apps is one such example of a transformation cloud technology. Documents, which were previously editable only locally by a single user are now available from anywhere, across devices, and simultaneously by multiple users through Google Apps. Such powerful tools are enabling organizations to focus on business productivity gains instead of the management of technology.
Organizations worldwide want to provide more powerful cloud apps but need controls so that they can regulate usage and prevent data exposure, data deletion loss, confidentiality and privacy breaches. Only then will it be possible for organizations to allow their users to work the way they live.
Cloud solution providers like Google Apps have a high level of safety, security and backup measures in place to protect online data. However, Cloud data security providers can not be responsible for restoring business critical data lost due to deletions or preventing data exposures when it happens due to human error (accidental or malicious).
Traditionally, organizations were using applications, devices and data, which were always stored onsite. Just as these organizations implemented software to protect their data onsite, applications are needed to automatically enforce security, backup policies and controls for cloud apps like Google Apps.