It’s normal to have concerns about a key business application being housed elsewhere. Often overlooked is the fact that many business applications today are cloud based and delivered via the internet to your staff.
The reality is that data centres used for housing cloud applications are far more secure, reliable and redundant than most businesses ‘data centres’ or server rooms. With recent natural disasters like floods and ice storms many businesses were without power or had their communications systems damaged by a flood. If their core communications systems had been in the cloud, they would still have been able to operate on other premises and key communications technology would have been available to help manage through the disaster, keeping in touch with employees and customers alike.