The increasing adoption of cloud computing by businesses doesn’t appear to have convinced many small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UK to move their business application from on-premise to the cloud. The three common concerns mentioned are:
- security of the cloud, particularly data privacy,
- complexity of migration, the amount of time is takes to migrate, and the downtime while migrating,
- cost of migration, with many believing that the costs are high.
Although I haven’t found the evidence, I suspect the same reluctance holds true for SMBs in other countries. The question is – are these concerns valid, and how can SMBs mitigate their concerns and the risks. Continue reading