Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:41:13 PM
While many enterprises have adopted cloud computing services in recent years, and have experienced much success in regard to efficiency and cost reduction as a result, others are still slow to adopt the practices. New reports have shown that executives are still mostly concerned with cloud security, and that the potential threat it poses to their IT operations is the biggest impediment standing in the way of adoption.
According to Info Security, a recent report from a leading IT security firm established the widely viewed pros and cons of cloud computing. The report found cost effectiveness and flexibility were the two most influential factors propelling the cloud industry toward success. In regard to flexibility, the cloud comes with the ability of workforce members to be on-the-go and able to work at all times.
Still, the report found nearly 25 percent of enterprise executives view the cloud as a legitimate threat to IT security.
The Security, Trust and Assurance Registry, a creation of the Cloud Security Alliance, is expected to be available to consumers within the next three months, and is projected to quell the security concerns of many executives and individual computer users.
-McAfee Cloud Security