Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many reasons for this – but fortunately, several recent technological trends show that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Cyber-threats and regulations don’t care about business size
Software flaws: an ever-growing concern
The extended business risk: partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders
Avoiding the cost and the complexity of traditional software is one of the reasons why so many companies are investing in cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. Most of us are familiar with the benefits of cloud and SaaS by now: low cost, faster-time-to-value, flexibility, as well as pay-as-one goes. For instance, unlike patching performed by individual organizations –work that must be duplicated for every system and at every business installation – when a SaaS vendor updates its software applications, all of its customers are updated instantaneously.
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