Many entrepreneurs still live looking over their shoulder, embracing a culture based on fear and distrust. This feeling spreads to the whole organization and creates a retractive movement.
Data is one of today’s most controversial topics, but a manager must have the ability to weigh both sides and bet on the format that will allow the company to evolve.
There is still a property stigma: the idea that everything within our “4 walls” is safer because we are “seeing” it, which in practice is not that linear. It is important to reflect on possible losses. Only then will it be possible to see if this system is safer.
Concerning safety, it is crucial to evaluate all possibilities. Let’s face it, it’s much more likely that a server will break down, the operating system will go down, a fire, a flood or robbery happens, than a company like Google or Microsoft will collapse.
On the other hand, there’s the downtime. With conventional systems, professionals need to restore the system. It is not uncommon for a company to go a week without a system between waiting for a new server to be delivered and full-service replacement.
Another major problem is related to supervision and maintenance. I realized that some clients didn’t perform backups for months, and when the manager insisted on taking a disk home, backup disks were often left by the server’s side for weeks.
It is easy to understand that aversion to technological evolution exposes companies more to the risk of loss and downtime. A conscientious manager must be informed and look for the most suitable solutions to protect his business.