With cloud services designed to be easy to set up, employees are starting to use them in ways that could cause problems for their employers. Policies may be broken without the employee even being aware of it reports PC World.
If, for example, the employee uses infrastructure-as-a-service offerings from companies like Amazon. Controlling cloud use by employees is not easy but if a company establishes a detailed policy and proactively educates users, it can make a big difference.
“An employee could sign up for such services, however, because it’s simply an easier way to provision a server for a legitimate corporate application. ‘The reality is, it points to internal developer frustration with internal IT,’ said Kenneth Ziegler, president and chief operating officer for Logicworks, a company that recently launched a public cloud offering. IT administrators may take several months to provision a server for an employee. Services from companies like Amazon let users get started on a new server sometimes within minutes.”