Is Your Server Safer Than the Cloud? You May Want to Take Another Look.
"My server is safer than the cloud." "I feel safer with it in my house", "no one knows about it" or my favored "I've never had problem before so why change it now". There are many, many more reasons we give ourselves for keeping our own server. Well, here's a few reasons why you may want to take another look.
Aside from the software side of the system security, there is the physical side. Ask yourselves - how many times have we watched the news and seen families who lives were devastated with homes and businesses lost from disasters like earthquakes, floods, fire, tornados, and hurricanes? Maybe you are saying to yourself, "I'm not in one of these zones" or "that will never happen to me". With the changing weather patterns and earth anomalies, living in a zone not known for nature disasters, doesn't mean you are immune. Case in point: Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and the tornado that touched down in MD. Damage of these sort leads to businesses, organizations, and individuals losing their data like reports, client files, and financial information… saved on in-house servers. What will happen to that important client's file that Is due in two days or all the data that you use on a daily basis? It could cost you thousands or even millions.
Getting the picture? Cybercrime is a real concern and it is only growing and none of us are not immune to nature disasters. Do you have a disaster, backup, and redundancy plan being executed and enforced in case disaster strikes? How much would be lost if any of this happened to you? How long would it take you to recover? Could you recover?
Ok, ok, stay calm. I am not trying to freak you out but I want you to face reality: in most cases, the "cloud", especially Microsoft's cloud, is safer and more reliable. Microsoft holds the data and trust of many major companies and government agencies as well as SMB. But you don't have to take my word on it. The proof is in the pudding…You May Want to Take Another Look.
If you go to trustoffice365.com, you can read all about Microsoft's compliance, security, privacy and transparency measures. Namely, the following:
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