Cloud computing is the vehicle with which modern enterprise organisations drive their digital transformation initiatives.
Cloud adoption provides an opportunity for organisations to progress their digital transformation initiatives, scale rapidly and develop their digital service offerings with reduced time and cost overheads, resulting in more agile and efficient working practices and increased value to customers.
However, despite the clear advantages of cloud adoption, many organisations, or factions within organisations, have resisted cloud adoption at a management level.
Part of the resistance to cloud adoption is due to misinformation. To tackle the confusion, we discuss some of the most prevalent misconceptions that organisations have concerning the cloud.
While some of these points present valid concerns which should be carefully managed as part of the cloud adoption decision-making process, concluding that the cloud should be avoided entirely is often futile.
Most organisations will leverage cloud technology as part of their digital operations in future. Those who fail to prepare and adapt will invariably expose themselves to unnecessary security and compliance risks. Equally, those organisations which patently refuse to entertain the possibility and opportunity of cloud adoption are likely to severely impair their operations in comparison to their competitors in future.