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Security Is Chief Obstacle To Cloud Computing Adoption, Study Says




Security Is Chief Obstacle To Cloud Computing Adoption, Study Says
Security Is Chief Obstacle To Cloud Computing Adoption, Study Says



http://www.darkreading.com/securityservices/security/perimeter/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221901195 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
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 
business expansion.

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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