By Tim Wilson
Nov 25, 2009
Nearly half of organizations say they have no plans to use any cloud
computing technologies in the next year -- and security concerns are the
chief reason why.
That's the conclusion of a survey that will be published next month by
Launchpad Europe, a company that helps emerging firms with global
In the survey, 49.5 percent of businesses said they are not using or
planning to use any cloud technologies within the next 12 months. Of
that group, 50 percent cited "security concerns" as the primary reason.
"Budgetary restraints" was the second-biggest reason for avoiding the
cloud -- 21.4 percent of respondents said tight budgets precluded them
from migrating to cloud-based services. Less than 5 percent cited a lack
of available cloud technology to meet their particular needs.
The results suggest security eclipses most other criteria when
organizations are considering cloud services vendors, Launchpad Europe
said. Thirty-eight percent of respondents said their top priority when
considering cloud vendors was "security of the cloud infrastructure."
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