It is now approaching 25 years since the term ‘cloud computing’ was used publicly for the first time. Once largely restricted to specific applications, the concept of managing activities and data via remote centres is now established across the world.
But some old concerns about the cloud still remain despite its recent growth. For example, in the business world, there can be worries about the potentially time-consuming nature of moving operations to the cloud. Customers may also have concerns about long-term management, as well as the security of sensitive data in the cloud.
The fact is, though, that these concerns are without foundation in 2020. Cloud services have attained maturity and the vast majority of their providers now offer support that is second to none. Ongoing updates and regular stress-testing have also delivered formidable levels of security to cloud services, as we shall see in more detail in the second blog.
Perhaps the best advice to anyone who is still unconvinced is to talk to enterprises who have made the move. Overwhelmingly, their response is likely to focus on the flexibility and resource optimisation that the cloud has brought to their teams.