Cloud myths are keeping small businesses confused about the cloud

Many companies are looking at different solutions to improve the way their company runs. One option that many companies, particularly small businesses, seem to be flocking to is cloud computing. A popular buzzword for the better part of the last decade, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the cloud and how it can help smaller companies.

A recent article from PC Mag examined a handful of cloud myths that are causing some issues with adoption rates. The biggest one is that every business is running out to get a cloud solution.

"One problem is that many small business owners are unclear about just what the cloud is," the article said. "While the hype would make one think small businesses are moving to cloud computing in droves, a 2013 small business survey conducted by Brother, found that 46 percent of small businesses understood 'cloud' 'somewhat,' while 27 percent didn't understand it well or at all."

The article also points out that most small businesses do not take bandwidth and the company network or security protocols into consideration when examining cloud options. While every business sector is increasing cloud adoption, many are cautious about doing so and are moving slowly.

With the help of an IT consulting firm that specialized in cloud computing options, businesses can take that lead into the 21st century with the help of a partner that understands all of the ins and outs of the cloud.

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