Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:52:52 PM
The security advantages and weaknesses of public, private and hybrid clouds have been increasingly researched by IT security firms in recent years, as businesses of varying sizes adopt the technology and work to make it secure. While new reports have contended that the cloud may be a more secure IT environment, as it offers a centralized resource for organizations of all sizes, many executives are still not sold on cloud security.
Still, companies are adopting cloud services at a rapid pace, especially mid-market businesses, Tech Target reports. According to the website, CompTIA, an IT industry organization, recently released a survey revealing the popularity of the cloud in medium sized businesses, and how executives from that sector have been the most steadfast in the face of cloud security questions.
"I add no value by running servers, doing backup and restore and software maintenance," John Lauderbach, chief information officer of a mid-market supermarket chain, told the news source. "Other people can do it better than I can. We need to focus on selling groceries rather than IT infrastructure."
According to eWeek, earlier this year, Marketbridge surveyed 1,000 mid-market businesses and found 44 percent have at least one application on the cloud, and 77 percent intend to adopt cloud services within the next year.
-McAfee Cloud Security