Moving to the cloud has become a trend. More business owners are transferring their intellectual data from physical hard drives to a cloud storage platform, like Office 365. But there are many misconceptions still floating around the internet that has a few business owners holding back from migrating to the cloud. We touch on a few myths that small and medium size businesses are currently questioning:
IT is Safer to Keep the Data On-premise
This is debatable. On-premise data systems are not more secure than the cloud. With the increase of cyber-theft, businesses that keep their data on-premise find themselves having to hire cyber-security experts to prevent hacker attacks. Instead of cutting back on IT costs by keeping your data in house, you will need to invest in a security team to prevent a cyber threat from breaching your data. By moving to the cloud, businesses save on cyber-security costs. Most of the cloud service providers, like Office 365, have security teams dedicated to prevent such attacks.
Moving to the Cloud Limits the Control of our Business Technology
This is false. You have absolute control over your information. You can add and remove any data that you please at any given time. There is also no need to move your entire business information to the cloud all at once. Most businesses start the transition in partitions to smoothly move the process and slowly adjust to the new environment. There are no requirements or restrictions placed on data transfer occurring to and from the cloud. Cloud service providers give businesses absolute control and power of their space.
The stress over maintaining hardware and software updates are significantly reduced with a cloud migration. On top of that, your IT costs are reduced. There is no need of purchasing a physical server for file and email storage once you move to the cloud.
Anyone can Access my Data on the Cloud
Your IT management team will set rights and restrictions that will help limit the access from corporate spies, government, and even company employees. Your IT team has the full power to set limitations and offer access to employees. You are in full control of your data.
With cloud documents, you will find that you have full access to your files from multiple locations. There is no rate-limiting factor in moving your data to the cloud, as many would believe. Rather, you will find that your work is more efficient, more streamlined, and more collaborative once your data is online.