Nowadays people laugh when they see photos of the giant mainframe computers of the 1950s and ‘60s. But the hardware of 20 or even 10 years ago is now starting to be laughable. As equipment gets sleeker and data migrates to the cloud, machines that used to seem miraculous are causing myriad pain points to businesses. Here are some of the everyday annoyances that computers, servers, routers, software and all the rest of your in-house IT infrastructure increasingly cause – and ways that moving to the cloud can provide relief.
For many businesses, the thought of sending all their vital information into something as ethereal-sounding as “the cloud” provokes anxiety. If you’re used to a big, solid computer in your office being responsible for all your backups, trusting the cloud can take some convincing. Even though you can’t see your data by glancing at your server, its hulking presence is so reassuring.
Last year one out of every three Americans had their protected health information (PHI) compromised during a healthcare data breach, according to the Hacking of Health Care Records Skyrockets report.