For a long time, security concern has been considered as a significant issue what makes small businesses or enterprises away from putting their data in the cloud. Frankly, over the past years, it has been still scary for organizations to take the first step into cloud services.
Yet according to Oscar Arean, recently, Oscar Arean, technical operations manager at Databarracks- a disaster recovery provider has claimed that as handling security in-house becomes a serious headache, the number of small to medium firms move towards cloud services will raise rapidly 2016.
Tech world will see an upward trend the need for small enterprises to move to cloud in 2016
Particularly, Arean announced that tech world will see an upward trend the need for small enterprises to move to Office 365– almost by default – due to its simplicity. “More businesses, each year, are faced with the problem of the end of their onsite hardware’s life and the choice of moving to the cloud or on-premise,” explains he. “Office 365 will become the default for most small enterprises because it’s so simple to use.”
He also emphasizes that for the small business planning to move to the cloud, setting cloud up is very simple. There is no need for firms to use particularly advanced IT skills and in some ways cloud can solve the main problem related to security since Microsoft has a vested interest in shielding customer’s data. There would be a huge damage to their reputation if they were to suffer a breach.”
A survey conducted by Clutch has revealed finding that approximately half of small enterprises in America do not use cloud storage. According to the analyst Sarah Patrick, while small businesses often consider accomplishing the business goal the first priority rather than protecting their data, cloud storage services supply a high-leveled security. She also noted that keeping data secure is what a cloud storage provider needs to do.
Small businesses often consider accomplishing the business goal the first priority rather than protecting their data
“Adoption is crucial to security,” said Mark van der Linden, Dropbox manager in the UK. He explained that the real threat to security for businesses is not the cloud itself, but shadow IT. From his point of view, it’s time for CIOs to place adoption at the heart of their IT plans. There will be a higher level of adoption rates and a lower risk of data being held outside official platforms by employing solutions friendly to users. “Simultaneously, IT departments will put themselves back in control“, Linden added.
In fact, it’s undeniable that cloud services such as Office 365 can never be 100% secure, but fortunately , we don’t need to worry, they will have a skilled team of security specialists who work to eliminate threats,” argues Arean. Although he doesn’t deny that it is still “scary” for small enterprises and businesses to move in the cloud because even with public cloud platforms such as Google or Microsoft Azure, there is still work that needs to be done in order to make cloud services more accessible and intuitive for first time users.