While the cloud adoption rate around the world is on the rise, there are still many organizations that are resisting the adoption of the cloud.
Their main reasons behind not adopting the cloud are some myths and misconceptions.
According to The State of Enterprise Software 2019 report by IBRS, the most common cloud myths among the businesses are security, price, and integration. For instance, Australia is a leader in enterprise cloud adoption, but still, some market segments remain in the thrall of cloud myths.
Most common cloud myths and misconceptions
Following are the most common myths about cloud computing:
1. Security Myth
A high number of organizations in the survey said that security is the main reason for not migrating to the cloud. They are concerned about the security of the cloud systems and the critical data shifted to the cloud. But it is one of the biggest myths about the cloud.
The investment by cloud service providers on cybersecurity is more than most of the organizations’ budget. They have strict data security policies and practices in place.
2. Cost & Utilization Myth
A large number of organizations are in a false belief that it will cost them higher if they run the infrastructure on the cloud. That’s why they choose to manage software solutions internally on-premise.
The IBRS report busts this myth, showing that the main advantages of migrating to the cloud are:
- freeing up IT resources from on-premises infrastructure,
- reduced investments in on-premises infrastructure, and
- lower operating costs.