There is another recent cloud acceptance report, this time by Intel Security and McAffee. They asked 1400 companies over 500 employees.
Here are some highlights:
- Overall, 93% of those surveyed are operating some type of cloud services in their organization.
- “There is a fundamental shift in the thinking and belief that cloud computing is only for non-sensitive assets or processes,” he said. “Indeed, the general consensus is that public cloud is more trustworthy than ever before.”
- “Most organizations view public cloud services as or more secure than private clouds.”
- More than 80% of the organizations surveyed stated that they are now following a Cloud First strategy.
- An increase in trust [ in the public cloud] appears to be encouraging organizations to store more sensitive data in public clouds, with 25% overall storing all of their sensitive data in the cloud, and 59% storing some of it. Only 16% are storing no sensitive data in public clouds.
- The growing nemesis of Shadow IT: almost 40% of cloud services in use in an organization today are commissioned without the involvement of the IT department.
There is an extensive analysis on https://www.automationworld.com/security/can-it-keep-cloud-movement, an infographic and the report itself.
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