Tin or Cloud?
Not a black and white question
"To move or not to move" is the question many business owners are asking themselves.
Why you should move to the cloud
Cost-efficient and stable data storage
Moving to the cloud provides an easy way to archive data without investing in on-premises infrastructure. Many organizations are moving infrequently accessed data (archive data) to the cloud to meet compliance regulations. In the past, tape storage was a common way to store data offsite, but the technology itself had a lot of issues, such as managing tape rotations, constantly changing technology, and deterioration of tapes in storage.
The issues of the past have created an opportunity to introduce cloud-based storage options. And while cloud technology and the benefits of cloud computing are new and exciting, asking the right questions for your organization is vital.
Easier collaboration for users
Collaboration is often the top reason organizations consider moving to the cloud. A good choice for collaboration is Microsoft Office 365, which offers the integration of email, Office apps, identity and access management, file sharing, and sync, among many other features for users to connect and collaborate.
Enhanced security without add-on applications
Encrypting data at rest and in motion is much easier when using cloud technologies. Encryption is native to the cloud and does not require third-party add-on applications like many on-premise solutions do. It should be noted, though, moving data to the cloud is a shared responsibility. While the cloud provides the tools to encrypt and secure data, ultimately it is the responsibility of the cloud user to properly implement and follow best practices to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.