Does your business stay away from the cloud because you think it’s a short-term fad, not affordable, or that it’s not safe? These are common myths about cloud computing. We explore these further below.
Myth: Cloud Computing Is a Fad
Many people think that cloud computing is just the hottest fad and that its level of popularity will eventually plummet. However, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. For instance, probably the most popular tech services available to consumers today are instances of cloud computing. Gmail, iTunes, Amazon, and eBay are some good examples. Then there are online banking sites and discount travel sites. All of these offerings are powered by the cloud, and customers are flocking to all of them.
Myth: The Cloud Is Risky
Another common feeling about the cloud is that it is risky, that information is more exposed to hackers when stored in the cloud. There have been some circumstances where high-profile companies have lost data, an example being the recent hit on Amazon Web Services. These occurrences tend to stick with us, but you don’t have to store all of your most vital data on the public cloud, you can store it on a private cloud, like the one offered by a Managed Services Provider. Furthermore, if your data is stored on your hard drive and in a private cloud and your hard drive suddenly burns out, you can still access to your information. Think of it as a safety net.
Myth: Cloud Computing Is Costly
As with any service, if a company wasn’t previously paying for it, it becomes an added expenditure. But while a company may pay more upfront, in the long run they will save money on labor, as being able to share information over the cloud is much more efficient. All in all, cloud computing is more cost effective.