Do you know the risks when it comes to cloud computing?
There is no doubt that businesses are benefitting from cloud computing. However, with the many advantages, come some substantial drawbacks as well. Taking the time to learn the pros and cons of cloud computing is essential to get the most out of your business technology!
- Cost savings: The most significant benefit is IT service costs savings. Business can save costs from server storage and application requirements. As there is no on-site infrastructure, it also removes their associated operation expenses in the form of electricity, air conditioning, and administration costs.
- Reliability: With a managed service platform, cloud computing is much more reliable and consistent that in-house IT infrastructures. If a server fails, hosted applications and services can easily be transited to any available servers.
- Manageability: Your business can enjoy a simple web-based user interface for accessing software, applications, and services, without the need for installation! As there is no hardware, yourself and your employees can access critical documents from anywhere and on any device.
- Downtime: As cloud service providers take care of a number of clients each day, they can become overwhelmed. This can result in technical outages. In turn, your business processes may be temporarily suspended. Additionally, if your internet connection is offline, you won’t be able to access any of your applications, server, or data from the cloud.
- Security: Although cloud providers implement the best security standards and industry certifications, storing data and important files on external service providers will always open up risks. For example, a multi-tenant cloud architecture may host multiple users on the same server. A hacker might try to break into the data of other users hosted and stored on this server. However, such exploits are unlikely to surface!
- Vendor lock-in: Organizations may find it difficult to migrate their services from one provider to another. Hosting and integrating current cloud applications on another platform may cause support issues, so it’s important to ensure compatibility across the board.
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