Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the norm in today’s business world. Despite this growing trend some entrepreneurs still are not convinced that moving their data to the cloud is a good idea. These business owners usually make this decision based upon misconceptions surrounding the cloud. This lack of knowledge about how the cloud actually works might be preventing them from making full use of it. In the below text we will dispel two of the most common misconceptions surrounding the cloud.
Business Owners Feel the Cloud Lacks Control.
Moving your business’s data to a third-party cloud storage service is certainly a big step for your company and comes with its fair share of risk versus reward. Some business owners feel as if the cloud takes away their ability to control their own data and infrastructure, which is not necessarily the case. Granted, this concern is understandable, especially since most organizations deal with sensitive information like financial reports, customer data and tax records, etc.
The main reason businesses see cloud computing and are concerned about control issues is due to the lack of features available from the primary cloud service contenders, like Google Apps and Dropbox. The story behind this is that these services weren’t designed for the enterprise-level needs of the business world, and were designed to be streamlined for the average user. The average consumer isn’t going to need access to advanced security and control settings, so these applications tend to work just fine for the ordinary user.
However, as a business owner, you likely want something a bit more powerful. There are several enterprise-level solutions available to the business owner seeking to take advantage of cloud computing. Quikteks can help you chose and implement the best cloud solution into your infrastructure. Most solutions are scalable, so you’ll get exactly what you need for your business. Your system can be set up allowing only authorized individuals to have access to your confidential data in the cloud. You can augment the level of security with advanced reporting and monitoring capabilities.
Business Owners Are Wary of Data Breaches.
The second reason why a business owner might avoid cloud computing is that they are nervous that they will become the next data breach to make headlines across the country. Last year’s cloud security breaches, including the Dropbox issue, Heartbleed bug, and iCloud hack, do not foster faith in the security of the public cloud. However, what a lot of businesses don’t understand is that there’s always a risk that hackers will compromise your data, whether it’s hosted on your in-house network or in the cloud.
If you opt for an enterprise-level cloud solution, you won’t have to worry about managing the risk yourself. Quikteks will take care of the hard work saving you time, energy, and resources which can be put to use elsewhere. Your data security is our primary concern, and it’s our job to deliver quality results to our clients. An in-house IT staff can be stretched thin quickly due to their day-to-day responsibilities, they don’t have time for routine tasks like maintaining cloud security. Let us lighten their load so your IT team can focus on more important business initiatives.
Not only will Quikteks monitor and maintain your cloud data, but we can also back it up with our Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution. You can rest assured that in the event of a data breach or a natural disaster, your data can be recovered quickly and efficiently, with minimal downtime.
If you have questions concerning cloud computing for your business, our professional tech support team would be happy to answer them. Give us a call at (973) 882-4644 to learn more about how to integrate cloud services into your IT infrastructure.