It’s hard to argue against the cost savings, agility and efficiency of the cloud delivery model. Despite these clear benefits, organizations should take care to acknowledge that building a bridge to the cloud is not without risks. While developing the world’s most complete cloud-based enterprise identity and access management (IAM) solution, I repeatedly encounter organizations poised to take unnecessary risks as they bridge IAM infrastructure to new cloud, mobile and social use cases. What are the biggest risks to avoid when bridging to the cloud? In my experience, they are:
- Incompatibility or integration issues
- Global security and compliance issues
- Unforeseen costs.