According to a recent survey cited in EnterpriseTech , computing is now “mainstream,” with 53 percent of respondents saying they use between two and four providers. Despite a booming market and the marked advantages that come with moving off premises, you may experience pushback from executives and IT pros alike. Here are three common objections — and how you can handle the naysayers.

Legend of Legacy 

Every company has applications and services they’ve been using so long it’s difficult to imagine a different way of completing key tasks. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the most common cloud objections centers on the disruption of these long-held apps. According to, the biggest worry for cloud naysayers is that they’ll have to “rip out” existing applications and force them to work with the cloud. This co-mingling could prove costly, time-consuming and the end result may not deliver equal performance.

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