Rising demand for flexibility in enterprises and core businesses is one of the major factors driving growth of the market. Increasing requirement for reliability and scalability is also fueling demand for these services to enable companies to manage their business operations more efficiently. In addition, growing focus on reducing IT costs is also driving demand for cloud managed services.
A private cloud allows augmented data control and decreases risks of data loss. Benefits such as price flexibility, security, and control with regard to private cloud are some factors encouraging organizations to prefer this option. However, organizations can also avail benefits on the public cloud such as low cost and easy configuration.
Cloud managed services enables companies to reduce IT costs as the user company will not require to employ its own IT personnel, or invest much on equipment and servers etc. in-house, which reduces operation costs significantly. Customizations in existing models allow organizations to improve their business operations with flexibility. Moreover, cloud managed services enables organizations to increase productivity and performance of their employees, as it allows them to work remotely or from home, which is not possible with in-house private servers. As a result of these benefits and advantages, adoption of cloud managed services is increasing significantly in small & medium scale enterprises globally.
Some of the major factors restraining adoption of cloud managed services in the need for consistent Internet connectivity, and poor connectivity, particularly in rural and urban areas in emerging economies such as Mexico, India, and some countries in MEA. Other factors include potential security breach or unauthorized access, data privacy, and Internet connectivity.
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.