Businesses across the North West are considering the case for moving many aspects of their daily operations across to the cloud. But there can be some hesitation, with some businesses unsure about the security and practicality of making such a significant change.
In fact, many firms still have misconceptions about the cloud and how it can be used by businesses. Here, we dispel some of the biggest myths that might be holding your business back from making the switch.
Myth 1: The Cloud is Less Secure Than an On-Premises Solutions
One of the critical concerns that businesses have today about moving to the cloud is security. They worry that their data will be less secure if it is stored off-site and that they will be more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
In reality, the opposite is often true. Cloud providers have to meet strict security protocols and standards in order to be certified, meaning that they often have better security than most businesses could ever hope to achieve on their own.
What’s more, with an on-premises solution, businesses have to take on all the responsibility for security themselves. They have to conduct routine security patches and tackle online threats as and when they occur.
With a cloud solution, security is built-in and taken care of by the provider, giving businesses peace of mind that their data is safe.
Myth 2: The Cloud is Always Cheaper Than an On-Premises Solution
Another common misconception about the cloud is that it automatically saves your business money. In reality, the price of an enterprise cloud solution depends on the specific needs of your business.
While it’s true that cloud solutions will often offer you savings, cost shouldn’t be the only consideration when migrating aspects of your business. In some cases, remaining with on-site solutions may be the best way forward short-term.
However, what the cloud does give you is certainty regarding your costs. With an on-premises solution, your costs can fluctuate depending on the number of resources you use, the instances of equipment failure, or the number of employees you have.
With a cloud solution, you pay for what you use, and the amount will often remain fixed each month (unless you choose to upgrade to secure more storage space), so you can budget more effectively, often saving you significant amounts of money in the long run.
Myth 3: You Lose Control When You Migrate to the Cloud
Perhaps the biggest misconception of all is that businesses lose control of their data and operations when they move to the cloud. In reality, you will usually have more control than ever before.
Firms migrating to the cloud have complete control over their software, data, and policies, as well as the ability to scale up and down their cloud usage on their own terms. Moreover, with a cloud solution, businesses can access their data and applications from anywhere in the world, meaning they are not tied to one location.
Migrate Your Business Over to the Cloud with Help from the Experts at Corp Networking
So there you have it, three of the most common myths about moving to the cloud debunked. If you’re a business in the Wirral, Liverpool, Chester, or North Wales region thinking about making the switch, get in touch with the team at Corp Networking today.
We offer a comprehensive range of cloud solutions and all of the related IT support services you need to make a seamless transition. So, if you’re ready to take your business to the next level, we can help. Contact us today on 0151 334 2543 to discuss your cloud requirements in more detail.