93% of larger organizations use cloud computing in some form

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:

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  • 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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Author: Dirk Paessler

Founder and CEO, Paessler AG

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