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The Truth About 5 Cloud Myths

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A signifier of the modern work environment is the inclusion of the cloud in everyday processes. But amidst highly publicized occurrences of hacks and failures, it’s easy to see why there are still people who are adamant in their cloud-disapproval.

Unfortunately for everyone, the adamancy of a few facilitates a culture that holds onto a few myths about the cloud and its capabilities. This leads to businesses feeling hesitant, unwilling to commit to a service that they’ve heard so much negativity about. In turn, this can leave those businesses behind the curve, unable to perform to their highest ability.

So, what is the truth about these cloud myths you’ve been hearing? We’ve compiled a list to show you just that.

Myth 1: “The cloud isn’t secure.”

The Truth: The cloud is secure. And it can even offer you security options that typical IT solutions don’t have.

In fact, when you hear about security breaches and hacking, you’re more than likely listening to someone talk about the failures of a local system. When you switch to the cloud, you have the opportunity to protect your information the way you want. In other words, this myth further inhibits your inclination to trust new technology. And, in a way, makes the gap between businesses who succeed and those that fail even wider.

But cloud security doesn’t always have to be from the computing’s provider. If one’s concern is security, they should be as proactive as possible. According to McAfee’s 2017 report, Building Trust in a cloudy Sky, fully integrated and unified security solutions have the potential to increase a business’ overall trust in the security of their cloud. In other words, when sensitive data is anywhere, it’s important to keep it secured and protected in the most efficient ways possible. However, it’s worth noting: most, if not all, cloud service providers will encrypt your data.


Myth 2: “The cloud won’t last long, anyway.”

The Truth: The cloud isn’t a fad. And it’ll continue growing in beneficial ways for us all.

Our modern work environment revolved around the cloud. It’s a fact of our progressive culture and a staple of the well-performing business. To call it a fad would be to refer to any of the apps you are using on your phone as fleeting, meaningless. Much like those apps, there are constant improvements. And there’s a growing necessity for them. That means that if you commit to this secure system, you’ll be at the cutting edge of data storage.

According to a study published by Gartner, a research and advisory firm focused primarily on IT, by 2020, corporate “no-cloud” policies will be about as rare as “no-internet” policies we see today. And we don’t see a lot of those, at all. This doesn’t mean everything will eventually become cloud based, but it does point towards a future where a lot is.


Myth 3: “The cloud isn’t right for my business.”

The Truth: There are different cloud options for each kind of business, which means that there’s a cloud option waiting for you.

If you have any sort of data, the cloud is a necessary commitment. The cloud is right for any business that is looking to grow, make money, and continue having success. By its nature, it not only facilitates peace of mind, but also innovation.

According to BDO’s 2017 Technology Outlook Survey, 74 percent of chief financial officers said that the cloud has the most measurable impact on their business. This information is important because it showcases the durable flexibility of cloud computing.


Myth 4: “It’s the cloud or nothing.”

The Truth: You can still use other service providers when using the cloud.

It’s not an all or nothing commitment when you decide to use the cloud. Its purpose is to help you stay organized and tuned into your business’ primary objectives. If you like how some things are stored or protected now, you can keep them that way. The cloud isn’t villainous, and it’s definitely not out to destroy you and your business. It’s here to help you strategize efficiently. If that means, for your business, keeping your current IT service intact, then by all means.

It’s true that you’re probably debunking this myth as we speak. Whether its cloud-based email services like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo, life experience tells us all to not store absolutely everything in one database. Some of your most important documents or applications may be on physical hard drives. And that’s a good thing. Because, according to this Salesforce interactive guide, when it comes down to committing to data storage, putting faith completely in one service provider will not bode well for anyone or their business.


Myth 5: “Switching to the cloud is difficult.”

The Truth: Switching to the cloud can be really easy.

And sometimes, it only takes a couple clicks of a button. It seems like everything is digital now, which means you probably have experience working with similar programs. That makes the transition from tangible storage to cloud storage easy. In a way, the process of actually switching serves as a learning guide for future use. But more importantly, sustained success.

Have you ever used Google Drive? iCloud? Facebook? If so, you’ve already experienced the ease of cloud computing. Rarely does the actual signing up last longer than a few minutes. In fact, the beginning process of all of those examples takes seconds. The inherent call to cloud computing is found within its overall ease. Whether that’s in sign-up or execution, we think it may be time for you to start achieving more of your business’ objectives.

How do you view the cloud?

Hoes your business use the cloud? What are your thoughts on its effect on the industry? We’d like to hear about them. Let us know by tweeting us at @AppleRubber.