If your customers thing that the cloud is insecure, tell them don’t believe the hype! This is a common misconception that is quickly being shot down as more and more businesses experience the numerous benefits of the cloud. Those who are familiar with the nuances of IT are adamant that the cloud is as secure as it gets. Your MSP company can help them migrate to the cloud and preserve the integrity of their sensitive data. Let’s look at how the cloud provides an array of benefits including considerable security:
Do Not Fear the Cloud
Though potential clients might be hesitant to rely on the cloud for data storage and document sharing, making the transition will do wonders for their business in the long run. The cloud eliminates the need for your or their IT personnel to spread themselves thin across an array of different technologies. Instead, the entire focus can be on the cloud. The inevitable result will be heightened security. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) maintain upwards of thousands of servers that are almost never breached. Plenty of technicians safeguard these servers so wrongdoers can’t access their sensitive data.
The Cloud Minimizes Vulnerabilities
Relying on one server that uses the exact same network as their company’s workstations is quite risky. A single mistake can compromise their entire system. CSPs such as your company solely specialize in cloud services. Your experts will not make the same mistakes as employees who do not understand the intricacies of the web and computer software/hardware. Furthermore, the cloud has fewer network access points, so the odds of a breach are extraordinarily low.
The Cloud Enhances Business Continuity
The cloud guards your client’s data against the spread of malware. It even preserves data from manmade and natural phenomenon, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, physical attacks etc. Data stored in the cloud can be accessed even when servers or workstations are damaged or inaccessible. The same cannot be said of data stored on physical servers.
Have a potential client imagine a situation in which their building is flooded or broken into by a thief. If their data is stored on a server or other physical unit, it will likely be compromised. Alternatively, if their data is stored on the cloud, the thief would not be able to steal it. Nor would a flood or other natural disaster ruin the data as it is stored and accessed in a virtual (intangible) manner.
Don’t let your clients fret about making the shift to the cloud. Have them team up with your MSP company and you can ameliorate their transition from physical storage devices to the cloud. Your company will do everything possible to avoid interrupting their operations.