The introduction of cloud-based computing has made sharing and accessing data easier than ever, particularly for small businesses that may not have the resources to invest in a private network. But this convenience can come at a cost. In many cases, the trade-off for easy access is security. By putting a business’s data in the cloud, a user is implicitly trusting the provider to maintain that data securely.
While many cloud service programs have security that is well designed from a technical standpoint, they may expose the data in ways not possible to data is stored locally. Consider last year’s breaches at Dropbox, caused because of an employee error. As a result of this breach, user logins, passwords, and addresses were exposed.
What’s worse, most cloud service providers explicitly protect themselves in their EULAs. This means that in the event of a breach the service provider is free from all liability, even when they are at fault. “There have been many recent breaches in security that involve the cloud and some household brands,” said David Kelly of Upside Research comments, “These concerns need to be mitigated quickly before large enterprises lose faith in the cloud.”
Both client information and operations data is crucial to running a successful business. As exciting and flexible as cloud storage is, SMBs must concern themselves with local storage as well. Local storage allows for users to take their own steps to ensure the security of their data and hold themselves accountable rather than having to rely on outside providers.
ClientTickler’s effective task-management software combines the best of both worlds. Users who value the flexibility of cloud technology are able to opt in to the service, allowing them to share calendars and appointments between their desktops and mobile devices, while those who need to ensure the security of sensitive data can continue using desktop storage. ClientTickler is easy to download and install. Ensure the security of valuable businesses data by downloading a free trial of ClientTickler today.