We have regular conversations with clients who say ‘I want it in the cloud’ we say ‘Why?’ The answer always seems to be ‘well everyone has cloud based systems’. We then have to explain the risks of taking this approach and the limitations of this approach.
Don’t get us wrong, there are some clear benefits of web-based systems and modern business is wholly dependent on websites and email to make them work but when you lose access to your documents, your email you’re a bit stuck.
It’s a bit like the ‘Kings New Clothes’ everyone saying how great it is not wanting to accept the reality so as not to look silly without realising how exposed they are, and they are tempted by low prices always thinking of saving a few pounds.
And then today this happens Office 365 and Azure are offline.
We rest our case.