Cloud computing has been the subject of more interest and comment than almost any ICT phenomena in recent years.
How the cloud works, the benefits it brings, the risks it exposes you to; each has generated prejudices and half-truths, many of them completely unfounded. In our new blog series we will debunk the most common myths, dispel the prejudices and bring the facts to light.
Myth number 3: the cloud is inflexible
A common misconception of cloud computing is that once signed up there is no turning back – that users no longer enjoy the control that comes with on-premises software, far from it, they are at the ‘mercy’ of the vendor. While this is true in some instances it is not the case with all, it depends on the commercial and technical flexibility of the vendor. Additionally when reading the trade press you could be forgiven for thinking the choice is polarised between either cloud or on-premises – for the vast majority this is an imagined and unrealistic dichotomy.