The reluctance of many companies to move over to the cloud lies in a misapprehension that keeping IT operations under tight control in-house, is a safer solution. However, while moving to the cloud does mean giving up some control, it is often the case that a third party firm will be able look after your data more securely than you could.

Solid providers like Oracle have robust security protocols in place and are be able to clearly outline their methodologies to you to ensure that you have complete confidence in allowing them to manage your data. Oracle’s Mark Hurd recently stated that his company views security as an absolute priority and they “devote extensive resources” to it.