Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:21:32 PM
Several companies have fallen victim to data loss this year, with the majority of incidents occurring due to employee mistakes or unsatisfactory information security strategies.
According to a recent report by a provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, data protection concerns will initiate an increase in IT managers adopting cloud technology for data storage purposes.
"Globally, the volume of data is growing at an accelerating, record pace. It is simply not possible for companies or service providers to continue managing and storing data with traditional local or offsite methodologies," said cloud expert Matthew Schiltz. "This massive data growth combined with the high cost and reliability issues surrounding traditional offsite storage will force a revolution in the industry, as companies push to get greater ROI from existing infrastructure and take a more strategic view of their data."
As the amount of data organizations contain ascends past the capabilities of traditional data storage technologies, companies will increasingly transition to a secure, cost-efficient storage environment in the cloud, the report said.
According to a recent survey, cloud computing traffic will rise 66 percent by 2015, as concern about data breaches remains high and more organizations look to cut IT spending, fueling additional cloud growth.
-McAfee Cloud Security