The promise of the cloud has allowed business of all sizes to gain features and flexibility that were previously only seen in the largest and most sophisticated environments. These environments were the ones that had the resources to purchase and support these services. In recent years, this has all changed. Even a single user now can purchase features such as full groupware functionality, video conferencing and even big data, stood up and placed into production almost instantly.
Last week, ride-sharing company Uber became the latest high profile corporation to disclose that they were victims of a massive hacking. They're now part of an embarrassing list of name brand companies like HBO, Yahoo, and Experian who were victims of breaches this year.