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Why You Need to Invest in a Secure Cloud Services Platform

Posted by Jason Harris on Jun 27, 2016 9:00:30 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-459526105.jpgA frequent misconception regarding cloud platforms is that they are inherently insecure. The reality is that all IT platforms are inherently insecure and, whether you’re using a cloud service for your hosting or an on-premises solution, security is always something you have to deal with. Once you understand what a secure cloud services platform can do for your business and what security measures need to be taken, you will quickly learn that the benefits of making the change far outweigh the risks.

The Cloud is Not the Future, it’s Here Now

Moving from on-premises hosting to a secure cloud services platform is not something to put off in this day and age. Many foundational software service providers like Microsoft have moved their products to the cloud, which means it’s time to follow suit. If you’re going to keep up to date in the IT world, using the cloud is inevitable. You may have questions as to how secure a cloud services platform can really be but there are answers to those questions, you just need to start asking after the experts. Don’t stay in the dark because you’re worried about adapting new processes and infrastructures for data storage. The longer you wait the more laborious this transition will be!

Understanding a Secure Cloud Services Platform

The key to trusting a cloud service provider is understanding how it all works. No IT is inherently secure and the cloud operates differently than onsite hosting, which means you need to learn a new system in order to ensure that it is as secure as possible. Make sure you entrust your services to a partner who you expect to lead you through the process with the utmost attention to detail and training. With understanding you will come to truly experience the freedoms afforded by a secure cloud services platform.

A Secure Cloud Services Platform Gives You Freedom of Scale

The most beneficial aspect of transitioning to a secure cloud services platform is the freedom it affords you in many different aspects of your business. If your business is growing then a secure cloud services platform gives you far more flexibility to scale up and down as you need with very little foresight needed. Without having to add to your onsite server space, you can simply put in a request with your service provider or IT consultant for the changes you will be needing and have them often simultaneously.

A Secure Cloud Services Platform Gives You Freedom as an Employer

As your business expands or shifts gears and you need new talent to stay ahead of the curve, you can now expand your hiring horizons and save on the expenses of helping people relocate to your area. When all your IT is based in a secure cloud services platform you can hire remote workers, finding talent that is a better fit without increasing overhead costs for a growing workforce.

Don’t let misunderstanding stand in the way of your making a transition from conventional on-site IT management to a secure cloud services platform. The business world is making this move for the flexibility it offers, and you ought to take hold of the opportunity as well! If you are looking for a partner to help you make the switch, give ROK a call to see how we can serve you!

 

Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, Cloud, cloud platform, cloud services, Data, data security, hosting, secure cloud

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