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For as long as smaller companies have been using Gmail and Google Drive, businesses have successfully (and unsuccessfully) adapted to the cloud landscape. But “good enough” isn’t safe or smart, and with omnipresent privacy concerns, it’s crucial that SMBs get a handle on just how much of their sensitive and proprietary data is floating around the Internet.

In the first piece in this SMB Cloud handbook from SearchCIO-Midmarket, author Christine Parizo looks at how the “bring your own cloud” movement is creating security and compliance headaches for IT, and offers suggestions for reining in these rogue environments. In our second piece, Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart talks to boots-on-the-ground CIOs about their cloud adoption strategies and the benefits they’ve reaped. In our third piece, contributor Vanessa James discusses the advantages cloud computing offers nonprofit organizations.  Access >>>

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  • The cost and considerations of BYOC
  • The cloud expands beyond early adopters
  • Raining pennies from heaven

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