Cloud doubters often raise compliance requirements as a barrier to cloud adoption, but in fact cloud providers have many tools to ease compliance with regulations and industry standards.

They can help you maintain compliance with the least amount of resources.
There are cloud systems for PCI compliance (for credit card processing), HIPAA compliance (for health care information security and portability), and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (for process logging at publicly traded companies), as well as systems to handle similar European regulations.[ Ensure proper implementation of the security standard that protects customers and businesses from eating costs of credit-card-related financial crime in InfoWorld’s PCI Compliance Deep Dive Report. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]

Compliance should be managed as a set of rules and regulations that change over time, not as adherence at a specific in time for a specific regulation.

And the cloud is great at managing items that change.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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