How to ensure control and security when moving to SaaS/cloud applications

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How to ensure control and security when moving to SaaS/cloud applications

Most organisations have already adopted cloud computing or are in the process of moving to cloud solutions, others are still reluctant to take the plunge.

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Security concerns are still one of the major barriers to mass adoption of cloud computing

Cloud computing is one of the hottest trends in the IT industry today. Referred to as ‘a game-changer’ in analysts’ articles, cloud technology gives organisations the opportunity to enhance collaboration, agility, scaling and availability while providing them with some exceptional levers for cost reduction through optimised
and efficient computing.

Although most organisations have already adopted cloud computing or are in the process of moving to cloud solutions, others are still reluctant to take the plunge. A Deloitte survey on cloud adoption in Europe revealed that for a panel of CIOs who have not yet adopted cloud computing, the main inhibitors are the following:

  • Insufficient data security and risk of data availability
  • Open compliance and legal issues
  • The risk of losing governance or control over data

Another recent survey revealed that 78% of IT managers considered that the lack of trust in security was the biggest barrier to the adoption of cloud technologies.
 

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