Microsoft Corp. shares soared to a record high Friday after the software giant reported first-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts estimates, buoyed by growing demand for cloud-based software and services.
Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security. Improved IT infrastructure manageability and flexibility are the key drivers of private cloud adoption.
Overall, the guidance will help providers develop a better idea of the current and ongoing security status of cloud vendors and other business associates (BAs).
Research shows that while enterprises continue to migrate workloads to the cloud at a fast pace, protection of cloud-based servers and applications has not fully evolved to meet enterprise requirements.
Customer experience and the need to provide omni-channel customer engagement are on many companies agendas, but fewer than half (48%) of companies said they provide such experiences.