Today’s technology and fast Internet connectivity allows many companies to work with faster web hosts, but also with applications readily-made for their own website and hosting needs. Traditional web hosting has great improved thanks to upgrades in processing technology and Internet connection but it has also evolved into cloud storage technology. Cloud technology allows a virtual database environment handled by a third-party company to store your company data, ensure they are accessible and have backups for them. But how reliable are each one of them for your business? Look into the following details first.
Web hosting is effective because you directly manage the data storage and other information that your business generates. Anything that is in your pocket is entirely safe if under your observation. However, you will need to develop the applications needed to access, store and protect this information from viruses and ensure its integrity and quality for accessing at any time. Web hosting is also a bit more expensive and getting storage spaces from data centres can be troublesome.
Cloud technology allows a business to manage their data and business information easily and they themselves develop the tools and programs needed for faster and easier access. However, with cloud technology, a risk of information and corporate espionage is possible, especially when the cloud technology company is offshore. It is important that you consider the trust you place with cloud technology providers given that you are handing them information that could cost billions of dollars.