Why You May Not Want All Your Data in The Cloud

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The cloud is a strong and exciting new business tool – but do you really know all there is to know about its security practices?

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You can’t let your IT company make all of your business decisions for you. You need to trust that they’ll give you reliable and knowledgeable answers when it comes to technology questions. Are they telling you everything there is to know about the cloud? Do you really want 100% of your data stored virtually? Any time you’re being asked to blindly trust your IT team.  Many are probably looking out for themselves ahead of your business.

It’s true that cloud has many benefits:

  • It keeps costs low!
  • It helps maintain organization and gives easy access to files.

Is it Safe?

  • Businesses are creating and storing more sensitive data than ever, and the cloud is a huge part of that. Have you ever taken the time to find out what channels that data goes through or how it’s really kept safe?
  • A Global Data Security survey stated that 70% of IT companies think it’s harder to manage privacy and data regulations in a cloud environment. So do you really want 100% of your data being stored in the cloud?

Pros & Cons

  • Using the cloud to sync your contacts, calendars, files, and other data definitely makes things a lot easier to manage. You can access your information from anywhere and with any device – but have you ever talked to your IT team about how using file sync and share applications like Dropbox that use the cloud can put your data at risk?
  • You need to be properly informed and ensure you’re getting every side of the story. Technology isn’t just about convenience, it’s about protection.
  • Have you heard this one? There are reports of companies accidentally stumbling upon URLs that lead to cloud storage which contained confidential files – including bank records, tax returns and business plans! Just imagine how easily private files stored in the cloud would be accessed if a practiced cybercriminal tried to get them!

Start talking to MAXTech now about how your business can use cloud storage along with other solutions to keep your data truly protected – get in touch with us at info@maxtechpros.com or by phone at (813) 333-2878.