As a rule, things that seem too good to be true often are. We suspect that’s the reason a lot of companies have held off on making the switch to cloud computing systems, even though they are incredibly excited about the prospect of saving 50% or more on their technology expenses. Just about every business owner or manager would love to cut their bills in half and get a faster, more reliable network in the process… but many feel that there must be a “catch” somewhere in the process.
With that in mind, it’s worth asking: Is cloud computing too good to be true?
We can understand why people think that way, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s such a great idea, and such a high-ROI investment for almost any organization. To illustrate why, we’ll break down the three biggest arguments against cloud computing, and show you why they don’t really hold up against closer scrutiny:
1. New clients are afraid that making the switch to cloud computing will cause a disruption in their business. Not only is transitioning to a cloud computing platform quick and easy (your outsourced IT team will handle the details for you), but once the move has been made, your company’s technology will probably be more stable than ever. That’s because cloud systems utilize the latest and fastest hardware, and cloud facilities are continuously monitored and maintained. That means you company can do more without worrying about updating software, replacing hardware, etc.
2. They worry that cloud computing isn’t safe or secure enough. Lots of business leaders like to know that their technology is safe and sound, right there in an office or server room. But, is it really safer there than it would be in a cloud facility? Probably not – cloud data centers transmit information back and forth via encrypted communication, and enjoy benefits like command security teams, power surge and backup protection, and heavy-duty analytics and monitoring packages. In other words, they are far, far safer than most offices and business facilities are.
3. They are afraid of the change that cloud computing represents. Some organizations have put off the move to cloud computing simply because their leaders are afraid of change. That’s understandable, but it also isn’t worth holding back the future of your business, or paying more than you should for technology. Lots of changes turn out for the better, especially when it comes to technology, so don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back from making a great business decision.