Industry experts believe that this trend will only continue to grow. Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner, says “Cloud-first strategies are the foundation for staying relevant in a fast-paced world.”
Despite these trends and predictions, many businesses today are still not willing to embrace the benefits of the cloud. They are simply not prepared to entrust their most valuable asset, their data, with an unknown cloud service provider.
According to Jay Heiser, research vice president at Gartner, security concerns continue to be the most commonly cited reason for avoiding the use of public cloud. He also points out that paradoxically, the organisations already using the public cloud consider security to be one of the primary benefits.
If used properly, working with data in the cloud can greatly benefit all types of businesses. Additionally, it’s probably the most cost-efficient method to use, maintain and upgrade. Since all data is stored in the cloud, backup and recovery are also much simpler than other traditional methods of data storage.
Like everything else, cloud computing has its pros and cons. The technology can be a great asset to your company if understood and used properly. See an overview of the pros and cons of cloud computing in the infographic below. We hope this information will help you better understand, so you can make a more informed decision before taking the plunge.
Visma has been offering cloud solutions for more than 15 years. Over the years, we have established processes, methods, and technologies and embraced proven standards to meet our customers’ security, privacy, and accessibility needs. Find out more at our Trust Centre.