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Pegasus Blog

Cloud computing has seen huge growth over the past few years and is revolutionising the way businesses operate. Whilst many businesses have jumped on board with the new technology, many out there are still dubious about the business benefits of moving to the cloud and have concerns about its use. Here, we take a look at some of the common myths and concerns surrounding cloud computing.

Myth one: Cloud computing is new

Many think the cloud still needs to evolve before it's ready for full-scale use, but the truth is that cloud computing is now reaching maturity and continues to grow year on year. Cloud adoption rates in the UK reached a staggering 84% in 2016. It isn’t a new phenomenon or fad; cloud computing is here to stay.

Myth two: Cloud computing is not secure

There's a common misconception that by moving to the cloud you are opening up your sensitive data for the world to see. In fact, 49% of IT decision makers have security concerns when it comes to cloud computing. But in reality, many large security breaches in recent times have been on on-premise systems rather than in the cloud. Cloud hosting companies employ state-of-the-art security measures to ensure data is safe such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems and encryption systems, to name a few areas that individual companies, especially smaller ones, may have difficulty implementing and maintaining for themselves.

Myth three: Cloud computing is only for tech companies

There's a belief that technologies like cloud computing are only for tech companies and “not for us”. In reality, cloud computing can benefit any type of business, big or small. Even people who don't think it's for them have been using cloud computing at home without even realising it. When you check your email or use online banking, you are using the cloud.

Myth four: It's a hassle to migrate

Moving to the cloud couldn’t be easier, especially if you’re using a provider like Pegasus. We would manage the migration for you so you'd have peace of mind and a seamless transition to the cloud with minimal downtime.

Myth five: The cloud will give me less control

By moving your business into the cloud you are not giving up control. In reality you are equipping yourself with more control as you will be able to access your business information and run your business at any time and from any location with an internet connection.

Myth six: It’s unreliable, I’ll lose my data

You can rest assured that no data will be lost through cloud computing. This is because regular backups are performed by the server provider so your data can be fully recovered in the event of a disaster. Ask yourself truthfully, how often do you currently perform a full manual backup of your data?

Myth seven: The cloud is expensive

It's often thought that with technology comes cost. But with the cloud, this is definitely untrue. Cloud computing is flexible and can cost as little or as much as you want. It’s fully scalable so you can add to it as your business grows and often you can pay monthly to ease the financial burden. 

Myth eight: Cloud computing will need too much maintenance

Relax! The beauty of cloud computing is that the cloud provider takes care of all maintenance needed. You won’t need to worry about backups, software upgrades or server maintenance, so you can get on with running your business.

Test drive Pegasus Business Cloud free of charge to see for yourself how it can work for you.

To learn more about cloud computing, or to discuss your requirements, please contact our friendly team today.