Cloud-based computing for businesses: What it is, and what it isn’t.

Cloud-based computing for businesses

Without a doubt, cloud-based computing for businesses comes with a lot of benefits. However, it also comes with a lot of myths. It’s not surprising, seeing how — to most people — the term “cloud” is new enough that they’re not sure what’s true, what isn’t, and what it even means. In a recent article, InformationAge covered some of those myths.

One of the myths is that the cloud is less secure than on-premises capabilities. In actuality, there have been very few security breaches involving the public cloud. And, the article stated, those that have occurred have done so in on-premises data centers.

Another myth is that the cloud is not for mission-critical workloads. The truth is, many new businesses were not only created in the cloud, but they’re run entirely in the cloud as well, the article noted.

That said, is everything better in the cloud? Not necessarily, the article stated. Your overall cloud strategy should always keep in mind the cost savings. If you’re not going to realize a cost savings from moving a particular business application to the cloud, then why do it?

Speaking of cloud strategy, another thing the InformationAge piece points out is that “the CEO said so” isn’t a strategy. An effective cloud strategy involves looking at your business goals, knowing the potential benefits, and mitigating the potential drawbacks. It’s about aligning your business goals with the benefits.

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