The cloud is taking off: some mid-sized businesses are still sceptical of its benefits, but the majority seem to be convinced, having decided that problems like data privacy and data security can be overcome. A recent study confirmed this shift. But one thing’s not in the study: the EASY ECM Suite from the cloud offers a way for mid-sized businesses to forget all their worries about data security and data privacy.
20 percent believe: the cloud’s getting safer
85 percent of mid-sized companies are already using cloud technology or are intensively considering the matter. Flexibility and agility are more important to them than cost reductions, as surveys by Crisp Research prove. That’s good to know.
Of course, their concerns haven’t gone away – 49 out of 100 companies surveyed worry that a lack of data privacy could be a problem. 63 percent are concerned about security. But, on the other hand, a fifth also believe that the cloud is getting safer.
Service providers have to gain trust
No wonder – when it comes to security and data privacy, quite a lot’s been happening in the past few years. Edward Snowden’s revelations and the failed Safe Harbor agreement have even strengthened this trend, and the EU is busy building a domestic digital market with the same rules for infrastructure and services.
This is great news, in EASY’s opinion. Of course, EASY was pretty early to the party. When we developed EASY ECM Suite from the cloud, we knew right from the start – although on-demand solutions do offer plenty of advantages, we still needed to overcome concerns and worries from our potential customers.
The solution is simple: we must only save the data provided by mid-sized companies in highly secure German computing centres. This is a measure that builds trust, with German data privacy provisions still counting as some of the strictest in the world. Above all, it’s important to be able to spit this protected data back out when it’s needed. EASY promises both, and EASY delivers both.