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Over the last few years, more and more businesses have been embracing the cloud-based technologies for their CRMs

Over the last few years, more and more businesses have been embracing the cloud-based technologies for their CRMs, customer service, project development and management, accounting, etc. The reasons of the trend are pretty obvious - all you need to access cloud services are web browser and Internet connection, what allows cloud-based companies to minimize maintenance costs and to boost productivity.

Nevertheless, there is still a large segment of business that looks at the cloud rather suspicious, mostly questioning its ability to provide data security and integrity. In this article, we will try to explore the most common myths about the cloud and try to show how cloud technologies may help to improve your business.

- Cloud is a wild territory providing poor control over your data

First of all, there are two principal types of cloud providers - public and private. Public providers (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive) represent the "economy class" services with a little control over your data. Private cloud providers are quite the opposite, as they ensure that you have the maximal control over your data. Therefore, businesses widely use the private cloud having no issues with data control and storage.

- Cloud can be easily hacked any moment

Private cloud providers utilize the state-of-the-art enterprise-class security systems that minimize chances of hack attacks. Therefore, with a reputable provider, hackers will never bother you.

- Cloud cannot ensure my data is secured

Reputable cloud provides offer unprecedented security level. With extensive network of mirrored data centers, 24/7 security monitoring, reliable internet providers, backup engines and access control, your data will be as safe as the Bank of England. In fact, the cloud provides the security level you could never gain locally with firewalls and anti-virus systems.

- Access to cloud data is slow

With modern broadband and data transfer technologies, you will not notice any difference. On contrary, your systems may work even faster. Many companies not only store data in the cloud, but utilize cloud computer processing as well, what results in enhanced processing speed.

- Data Integration in the Cloud requires too much time and effort.

The cloud market grows bigger and bigger, resulting in a wide range of services that are designed for this or that purpose. Cloud data integration is no exception. For example, with the Skyvia cloud service, you can easily integrate data in your cloud CRMs and relational databases with help of web browser. The service supports numerous data sources, provides rich data integration functionality and has intuitive interface.

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