Handouts for cloud use
Cloud services are ubiquitous and very easily accessible in the offerings of the IT industry. It is precisely because of this simple availability that it is indispensable to consider the purpose, type and scope of the intended use and, if necessary, to weigh the benefits against the need for protection of the data to be processed. One has to ask oneself what damage is caused if confidentiality, integrity or availability of the data are violated.
Our Cloud Handbook provides an initial overview of relevant aspects of cloud use. If you are considering relocating business processes (in whole or in part), it is strongly recommended that you contact the IT Center (for members of scientific institutions), Department 5 (for members of the Central University Administration) or the Data Protection Officer and consider existing framework agreements on cloud services when making your selection. For further information, please refer to the website on cloud use at RWTH Aachen University and the IT Center's handout mentioned (German only) above.