UK’s security breaches survey has proved that more than 74 percent of small and medium scale businesses located around the world struggle with the consequences of security incidents. The survey also mentioned that 42 percent of SMBs cite complexity of IT Infrastructure as prime reason for non-adoption.
But as the volume of cyber attacks in the form of ransomware, POS exploits and DDoS has increased in recent times the threat landscape has surged further to a new level.
Therefore with only limited resources on hand, SMBs are becoming soft targets to cyber criminals, making mitigation of IT security risk a great challenge. With CIO’s asked to work in limited IT budgets, the obligation of data protection seems to be going through a new crisis.
At this juncture, cloud infrastructure usage can help to overcome IT security nightmares to a large extent. Below are some points which may strengthen this prediction on a further note.
Better to avoid hidden costs- As there is a saying, what can’t be measured cannot be managed or improved; evaluation of the total cost of IT ownership is also essential. It helps in calculating the ROI, helps build IT teams, and offers business leaders a clear cut estimate of cost and value management. Cloud helps in providing scalability, and helps in paying only for nodes which are being used. This model of adoption helps in drafting the demands of IT security which usually shifts from month to month.
Cuts down the need for complex education- Sometimes complex technology usage can hinder the growth of a business. So, cloud solutions helps enterprises educate teams on IT infrastructure in an ideal way without the need to spend too much on complex IT certifications, which only larger enterprises afford.
Cloud helps cut down the management of IT security by half- Whether it is to keep a tab on protecting financial operations or to back up customer data flow, SMBs cannot invest on a large scale on these resources. Thus, if they adopt a cloud solution, they can quickly roll out smart and automated resources into the DNA of their enterprise IT security, thus giving them ample time to focus on other business priorities.
Finally, if SMBs are struggling with limited resources, incompatible systems or high hardware costs; cloud security solutions can quench all these IT security needs on an economic note.