Debunking Five Misconceptions About Cloud-Based Services

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As with traditional on-premise solutions, business continuity can be interrupted on cloud-based platforms. But for businesses that have a backup strategy in place, the cloud can actually be more reliable than other types of infrastructure platforms. With the cloud, data can be backed up to multiple locations and services, providing an additional level of protection through redundancy. What happens if your business loses connectivity with the cloud?  Are you blind while your service is restored? You don’t have to be. Good providers will automatically send you email updates of critical events that can be picked up from your phone, or you can simply go across the street to the nearest coffee shop with Internet access and connect to your cloud-based service from there.

Cloud-based services have seeped into our everyday lives, both at home and in the office. Yet there are still some misconceptions that make business executives and IT managers nervous about implementing cloud-based services in their organizations.

In an age in which businesses are under increasing pressure to derive greater value with fewer resources, cloud-based services are hard to ignore. There will always be doubters and those who prefer to be late adopters, but for those who are ready to take advantage of cloud-based services, capabilities that might otherwise be inaccessible are suddenly within reach.

In this slideshow, GFI Cloud shares thoughts on the top five misconceptions about cloud-based services – that they are unreliable, not secure, too expensive, offer less flexibility and control and require too many resources.


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