A frequent misconception regarding cloud platforms is that they are inherently insecure. The reality is that all IT platforms are inherently insecure and, whether you’re using a cloud service for your hosting or an on-premises solution, security is always something you have to deal with. Once you understand what a secure cloud services platform can do for your business and what security measures need to be taken, you will quickly learn that the benefits of making the change far outweigh the risks.
GIS maps are invaluable tools across many industries in a world whose transactions are increasingly digital. Collecting and storing sensitive data in the cloud is undeniably more efficient. For a large enough organization it requires expertise not only for deployment but also for the ongoing security needed to keep your ever-changing and growing ArcGIS data safe. Data security is often a role all its own and quickly outgrows many IT positions as it becomes a task too large to keep in-house.