Flexibility, scalability and mobility

・ Increase business growth without changing existing IT systems

・ Elasticity of the cloud allows to implement solutions swiftly and increase computer capacity

・ Easy access to various applications via any web browser on any smart device or PC

・ Anytime anywhere access

・ Easy access to files on any computer or device

・ Requires no portable external storage device, such as a pen drive


・ Loss of control over data

・ Generates new vulnerabilities and threats

・ Risk of attackers accessing private data and applications on the cloud; this presents a host of privacy concerns where sensitive information or data can be disclosed to a third party

・ Lack of trust

・ Privacy and encryption techniques presents a host of security concerns, such as data disclosure and hacking

・ No control over data

・ Security derives from the SLA: The Service level agreements must be stricter to improve the integrity and privacy of data, and to clamp down on potential risks the cloud could be exposed to

Cultural resistance

・ Organisational inertia: migrating from the traditional system to a new cloud system can change roles and responsibilities

・ Did not entirely indicate cultural resistance, but rather a rejection of some cloud services that were deemed inappropriate

・ Gmail system was a redundant and pointless system, since personal emails were a better alternative