Infinity Haydon Kirby

Times Technology Expert Haydon Kirby of Infinity


The top 5 reasons why business owners often shy away when it comes to cloud migration.

1. Data kept on-premise is safer than in the cloud
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that on-premise systems and data storage are not anymore secure than they would be in the cloud. Did you know that Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy? This new standard establishes a uniform, international approach to protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud. It reinforces that clients are always in full control of their data, know what’s happening to it and that all data in the cloud has the highest security protection.

2. The whole business has to be cloud based
If you are considering moving your business to the cloud, we would encourage you to move a single application like email, and growing from there. You can make the switch at your own pace and remain fully in control of the migration. For the longer term approach, our consultants can plan a strategic, phased approach to full migration over the next few months or years, depending on your needs.

3. Cloud migration is very complicated
Infinity can help you every step of the way when it comes to cloud migration providing consultancy on data migration options, reverse proxy requirements, identity options and useful tips on the best firewall configurations for your business.

4. Reduced control over business technology
Moving your business over to the cloud will dramatically reduce internal stress and time spent maintaining hardware or upgrading software on a regular basis. Cloud migration actually gives you enhanced control of your business, you can also improve your business efficiency through agile processes setup via bespoke cloud based software development. Infinity are Microsoft Dynamics and SharePoint developers.

5. Office 365 can only be used online
With Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business you have the option to store business data and your files in the cloud or on your network. However, you can also easily install Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on your device so these tools are available to use even when you are offline.

If you are thinking of migrating your business to the cloud in the near future please get in touch. Email haydon.kirby@infinity.uk.com or call me on 01892 575675