Why Haven’t Companies Caught Up With The Cloud Yet?

Why Haven’t Companies Caught Up With The Cloud Yet?

The concept of ‘the cloud’ has been around for some time. More and more businesses are using it every day. This is because cloud computing as a concept and technology brings immense benefits to businesses. It not only streamlines daily activities, but it also saves them a lot of money. Even so, the application remains slow. What are the reasons for the lag in cloud computing uptake even when its benefits are evident? This article gives you three reasons why the uptake of cloud computing by corporates remains low and will be so, unless something changes.

IT decision-makers’ laxity

The first groups that should be to blame for the slow IT uptake by corporates are the IT decision-makers. Most IT managers in many companies are reluctant to suggest new technological applications. Naturally, this is because, more often than not, it requires new training. Most of them are highly qualified in different IT fields; however, most of their certifications are built upon old IT business models and technologies. Because of this, implementing technology they themselves aren’t experts in, is challenging. Some of them may be afraid of losing their authority in their field and, thus, may capitalize on the small cloud computing weaknesses to avoid suggesting it to senior management.

Poor service providers

The other valid reason for the slow cloud computing uptake is poor service providers. Most huge companies provide lip service to companies in IT. In most cases, they have invested heavily with their customers. Running these systems manually also becomes a major revenue earner for many. As such, they control whatever technology a company’s operation history, function and operation culture is based on. Also, they control what technology their corporate client uses. They can only move in with new technology—such as cloud computing—when a competitor moves in. Adoption then becomes difficult as little or no advanced cloud technology is taken up. With these rigid IT companies offering services to many corporates, the uptake for such new and useful technology will remain disappointingly slow.

General bad publicity in the public domain

Cloud computing technology receives a lot of publicity, mainly negative. Media reports on security breaches at cloud computing platforms are often blown out of proportion. There are many conspiracy theorists that thrive on all the negatives surrounding cloud computing technology.

Cloud computing has been tagged ‘one big conspiracy’ by huge corporates who want to control personal details and information. When such sentiments are left floating in the public, the results echo a lot of negativity. The fact that most people worry about their privacy and who has access to their data also makes business’ adoption of the progressive technology behind cloud computing slow or non-existent in certain cases.

Cloud computing faces many challenges. However, these cannot be matched with the benefits businesses stand to gain with it. Educating the larger business community, employees, service providers, and vibrancy in the sector may be the only solutions to the slow uptake.

By Walter Bailey

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