Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:32:10 PM
Though unsureness has stifled many organizations from adopting cloud computing services, especially in regard to security concerns, new research continues to show the success of the industry around the world. A leading IT security firm recently released the results from a survey of more than 5,000 IT and security managers from 38 different countries, Network World reports.
According to the website, the survey found just under one-fifth of all respondents had moved some applications to a public cloud service, while another 17 said they use private cloud-based software services. Still, the source noted, less than a quarter of those same respondents said they have expertise, or some experience, with cloud computing services.
One statistic the source cited as abnormal was the responses of chief financial officers, chief information officers and chief security officers when questioned about cloud adoption. The survey found that 80 percent of these decision makers were open to the idea of trying at least one cloud based service - the source noted this is in opposition to prior held beliefs that executives were against the cloud.
To quell security concerns, the Cloud Security Alliance announced it would release a Security, Trust and Assurance Registry in the coming months in an effort to standardize policies and security practices of cloud vendors.
-McAfee Cloud Security