Debunking Five Misconceptions About Cloud-Based Services

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Actually, cloud-based services usually require far fewer resources than traditional solutions. Since IT maintenance is outsourced to the cloud provider, there is less of a dependency on the IT department within an organization. This frees up IT personnel to deal with more strategic tasks and planning. Some cloud-based services are also designed for use by less-skilled employees, enabling greater delegation of responsibilities and further reducing the burden on overworked IT administrators.

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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