There are many advantages to this approach. Notably, you won’t have to invest time, money, or energy into building or maintaining your own servers; you’ll be relying on someone else’s for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, you’ll have access to your apps and your data from anywhere, so long as you have a device connected to the internet.
CLOUD SECURITY: PROS AND CONS
Now, let’s turn our attention to security. Cloud apps and services have some security advantages and disadvantages that you’ll need to consider.
You could say that the biggest strength of cloud computing is also its biggest weakness: a separate organisation is storing your data. In some ways, this is a good thing. It means that you’ll have access to another company’s robust resources, staff, and experience to securely store your data. However, data security is not the exclusive responsibility of your cloud service provider.
Even if you’re working with a transparent business, and one that prioritises their client’s security, you will also have a responsibility to keep your own data safe. By contrast, if you run your own applications and host your data on your own servers, you’ll have complete control and responsibility over how you operate.
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