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Microsoft: Asian businesses are still wary about the cloud

Nurdianah Md Nur | Nov. 13, 2013
The technology giant provides access to resources to help dispel the common misconceptions about cloud services.

Despite the increasing literature on the topic of cloud, many organisations in Asia still have misconceptions about cloud services.

Based on an online survey of 2,017 Microsoft partners in 11 countries in Asia Pacific, 46 percent of them frequently (daily or at least once a week) encounter decision makers who have relatively little understanding of cloud services.

Common misconceptions about the cloud include:

  • Lack privacy of the company's data
  • Lack of security of the company's data
  • The technology is not mature enough for business environments
  • Lack of ownership of the software
  • It does not allow one to be productive when the cloud service offline
  • Too complicated and costly to adopt
  • Lack of clear ROI

Due to the myths, organisations may be hesitant to adopt cloud services. This thus hinders those organisations from becoming more agile and enjoy cost savings that the cloud could bring, said Alvaro Celis, vice president of Microsoft Asia Pacific.

Microsoft is working to debunk the misconceptions of cloud by providing access to resources such as the Office 365 Trust Center website, an interactive infographic and webcasts.  

Cloud misconceptions
The top 5 myths that Asian companies have about cloud services. Click on the infographic to enlarge.Credit to Microsoft. 


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