24 Feb Storm lingers over cloud movement
Everyone is talking about the race toward cloud-based computing, but apparently, most organizations aren’t rushing to embrace the emerging Web-based infrastructure as quickly as they might – based at least in part on concerns over security.
A new study into cloud computing adoption trends published by enterprise IT consultants Avanade and conducted by pollsters at Kelton Research finds that security remains a significant question in the minds of many C-level executives and IT managers.
According to the 500 or so enterprise executives and IT buyers interviewed by Kelton around the globe, organizations still prefer the control and security offered by internally managed IT systems over cloud-based computing by a 5-to-1 margin. It’s worth noting that at least half of these respondents also consider themselves to be early adopters of cloud computing.
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