More and more manufacturers and distributors are moving to a cloud hosted ERP solution. Not having to purchase and maintain an IT infrastructure is definitely a selling point for many organizations. But there are still some very common misconceptions out there that might be keeping you from pulling the trigger on a cloud migration. We hope to debunk five of the most common myths people associate with Cloud ERP.
My Data is More Secure On-Premise
Nothing could be further from the truth. Data centers are required to meet some of the strictest security standards in the IT world. They often work with high regulated industries like the medical and financial worlds, meaning the security that they can provide is far more than the average SMB can provide for themselves. Not only that, but physical security is far greater in the cloud as well. Any data center worth its salt is monitored and patrolled 24/7 by actual security.
Bad Weather Will Disrupt My Connectivity
This is a misconception that just won’t seem to go away. So long as you have an internet connection, you can access your cloud solution anywhere, anytime. The only thing that will limit your connectivity is the speed of your internet connection. If you have a slow internet connect from wherever you are trying to access your system, expect a slower response time. The fastest data center in the world can’t overcome this.
Multi-Tenant Solutions Put Me at Greater Risk
A multi-tenant cloud solution is when you share a data center’s resources with other companies. The benefit of this, of course, is a more affordable solution. Unfortunately, some people believe that this also means that other companies have easier access to your system. This simply isn’t an issue. It would be just as difficult for someone from another company to hack into your system as it would be for an outside hacker to crack your system.
All Cloud Solutions are the Same
There are a lot of big name public cloud providers out there. Amazon and Rackspace are two that most people have at least heard of. The idea that all cloud providers are created equal isn’t true. It is important to work with a cloud hosting partner that understands your applications and what resources are required to run them properly. This will help you avoid any headaches when it comes to doing updates and upgrades to your software, as well as reduce finger pointing when things break down.
Moving to the Cloud Will Cost People Their Jobs
If IT infrastructure is moved off-site, then you don’t need an IT department anymore, right? No, that isn’t right. With onsite servers, your IT department is more of a break fix team. Their job is to make sure that everything is running properly, which doesn’t generate any new revenue. Your IT team will still be an integral part of your organization, even if you are moving infrastructure demands to a hosting partner. And with the “maintenance” burden shifted off of their shoulders they can focus their energy on revenue generating projects.
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Moving to the cloud is a big move for an organization. Understand the right timing, and how to migrate your data into the cloud is a complicated project. For help in determining whether cloud hosted ERP is right for your business you can call The Attivo Group at 877-428-8486 or contact us here