John Shewchuk, technical fellow at Microsoft, stated this week that cloud hosting can enable better security and regulatory compliance.
Microsoft has been advocating that benefits of cloud computing for some time as a way of enabling businesses to tap into the resources of the software company's infrastructure.
However many organisations are still sceptical about the safety and security of cloud hosting.
Microsoft is responding to these concerns through the development of new software relating to access and identity management, that can move between on-premise and cloud-based applications and services.
Shewchuk stated: "We do not expect or insist that organisations go to the cloud for all their data, although there are some compelling drivers, such as speed and cost benefits."
He went on to say: "The collaboration, secure messaging and secure endpoint technologies we deliver today will be the key enablers for organisations."
Shewchuk said that in order for cloud computing to become commonplace, cross-industry collaboration is an absolute necessity. "We have to work as an industry to get ready for the cloud."
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