The cloud has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to do so. However, there are some common misconceptions about cloud services that still prevent people from trusting this technology. Here are some of the top myths about the cloud you shouldn’t believe.
Myth 1: The Cloud Isn’t Secure
There are a couple underlying concerns behind this myth. One contributing factor is the reality most companies will have to work with a third-party provider to receive cloud services. You may have concerns this company doesn’t take the necessary steps to secure your data. However, Network Security Associates utilizes multiple safeguards to make sure your information is protected, such as:
- Data encryption
- An intrusion detection system
Address any concerns you have about data security with your potential cloud provider.
Myth 2: Cloud Services Are Too Expensive
Although cloud services may be costly upfront, it’s important to remember the benefits of the cloud exceed monetary savings. The cloud ensures your business always has backups of its data, software, and programs. If a natural disaster or device theft occurs, these backups mean your business will have minimal downtime. Cloud services also make it more convenient for your employees to work remotely; they can access the cloud from a secure connection and quickly pull up the files or programs they need. Downtime impacts profitability and revenue generation, which can be challenging to determine assign a dollar value to the impact.
Myth 3: Small Businesses Can’t Benefit From the Cloud
Businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to large corporations, can benefit from using the cloud. Small businesses have many of the same needs as larger organizations, such as the need for reliable data and software backups, secure remote access to their information and multiple security initiatives to safeguard their valuable information.
Myth 4: You’ll Lose Ownership of the Data You Store in the Cloud
Most reputable cloud providers permit their clients to retain ownership of the data they store in the cloud. Make sure you read and understand the terms and conditions of your service agreement to ensure you retain all the rights to your information.
Help Secure Your Company’s Data With Cloud Services
Ready to learn more about how cloud services can benefit your business? Contact Network Security Associates at 702-547-9800 today to schedule a network security assessment.