At least 78% of small and midsize businesses will migrate to the cloud by the year 2020, according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology. It's easy to see why. Cloud computing improves data backup services and disaster recovery, provides 24-hour access to applications and data, reduces on-site infrastructure, and provides unlimited flexibility and scalability options. How high is your cloud computing IQ? Take our quick quiz.
1. True or false: Storing data in the cloud is less secure.
False. Data stored in the cloud is monitored around the clock and heavily protected against theft, malware, and other cyber threats. It's also better protected against natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and other risks. In many cases, data stored on the cloud is actually more secure than it would be on a private server.
2. True or false: cloud computing leaves you vulnerable to outages.
False. Cloud servers use high-end, enterprise-level hardware, and are continually being upgraded for maximum reliability. Generally speaking, cloud technology is faster, better supported, and has more built-in redundancies than servers owned by small companies.
3. True or false: The idea of cloud computing has been around for decades.
True. While cloud computing has soared in popularity for large and small businesses in just the past few years, the idea has been around much longer. According to MIT Technology Review, the term “cloud computing” first appeared in a Compaq business plan in 1996.
4. True or false: Cloud migration requires a massive investment of time and resources.
False. Migrating to the cloud doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Intelligent Technical Solutions is a leading managed IT service provider and can handle your cloud migration quickly and effortlessly. We set up, maintain and secure the technology of small and mid-size businesses. Our mission is to help businesses thrive by managing their technology. To schedule a free cloud consultation, contact ITS today.