|Cloud Computing and Privacy Resources
Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud
When it comes to the cloud, two primary platform areas and one combination are available: Private, Public and Hybrid. Before jumping into the cloud model, know the basics and have a general understanding of the pros and cons associated with each platform.
Cloud Computing: What Accountants Need to Know
The advent of “cloud computing” will continue to shape the technology of the accounting profession for years to come. This article explains the history and future of the cloud, and helps you understand the potential benefits and risks of cloud computing.
Vetting a Vendor: Questions to Ask Before Making an Investment
Ample research must be done before selecting any vendor, but specific areas should be addressed when choosing to move your data to the cloud. The following are some questions to ask a potential provider and other considerations.
Data Security in the Cloud
What CPA firms can lose if they don’t address three key issues before migrating to the cloud.
Cloud Computing -- What's All the Hype?
Two primary reasons why CPAs should consider it seriously.
Doing Business in the Cloud?
Ten questions you must ask the service provider before
you start anything.
Cloud Security Frameworks
This questionnaire is available in spreadsheet format, and provides a set of questions a cloud consumer and cloud auditor may wish to ask of a cloud provider. It provides a series of "yes or no" control assertion questions which can then be tailored to suit each unique cloud customer's evidentiary requirements.
The Move to the Cloud
This article takes a high-level approach and view of some of the steps that a CPA firm should take when going from "legacy" systems and applications to those found in the cloud.
Managing Controls, Risk in the Cloud
Audrey Katcher, CPA/CITP, a partner in the St. Louis office of accounting firm RubinBrown, emphasizes the importance of controls testing and contracts with cloud providers that establish clearly who has the rights to, and the responsibility for, the information being stored or processed in the cloud.
The Growing Importance of Relevant Cloud Service Provider Assurance
A new IBM survey reveals 75 percent of companies will start building some sort of cloud structure in the next two years. Here's why your company should explore this option.
Warning: Cloud Could Bring Storm
Storage of data is moving to the cloud. Make sure you know the risks and how to avoid them before lightning strikes.
Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Wildfires
Why you should take another look at the cloud computing model.
The Cloud: Security and Opportunities
Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, examines risks and rewards of cloud computing and explains how business concerns should play the key role in deciding whether to move services to the cloud.
Heads in the cloud: Part 1
and Heads in the cloud: Part 2
To help CPAs better understand cloud computing, the JofA invited five CPAs to share their cloud experiences in a roundtable discussion.