There seems to be a lot of fear related to the security of clouds. Is it justified? Or is it amplified in an effort to preserve the status quo? Many professionals are asking these very questions, and recently so did ESG Research.

We found this interesting information on Network World in their article, “Cloud Confusion Fuels Security Concerns.” When asked why public cloud computing was not a part of their organization’s IT strategy, 43% of those surveyed identified “data security/privacy concerns” as the top issue. Is this because of the relative newness of cloud computing? Or the lack of clarity as to what it really is? How can we expect users to understand it if the professionals have no clue?

Melody K. Smith

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