The top 3 Myths SMBs have about Cloud are:
3. I only have one cloud
If you have Box, Dropbox, and iCloud, and Google… think again.
2. The Cloud is automatic
The year is 2014, the Cloud is not automatic. Maybe some day in the future the cloud will be on full auto, but for now don’t forget to check your settings.
1. The Cloud is not secure
On this one it depends on your approach to security.
Remember a common Computer Security principle is “Your security is only as strong as it’s weakest link.” If you take a centralized approach to your network you can work to minimize the attack surface.
Moving to the Cloud can be just as safe as hosting from your home base if you already use VPN or work remotely. Our clients tell us that there is still that thought of having your data in someone else’s hands and that can be difficult to cope with for some. This is understandable and it means for some the Cloud loses its appeal altogether.
Inevitably, we find ourselves using some sort of Cloud service these days and not always by choice. The best thing we can think of to leave on a positive note is to start thinking about encryption. Encryption is getting easier, and is being integrated more into our lives (e.g. mandates to start using https:// (SSL) on websites only.)
So it seems one can surmise that these 3 myths may have been debunked.
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