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Cloud computing security risks make UK organizations cautious

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of IT managers state that concerns about security are an obstacle to cloud adoption, according to online research for Kaspersky Lab.

The research, undertaken by YouGov, found that among the IT managers and directors surveyed, less than half of the businesses (41 percent) are planning to move or have moved their IT operations to the cloud.

In addition to security fears, data protection (60 percent) and a perceived lack of regulation (26 percent) were stated as an obstacle to cloud adoption. As a result, almost one in five (18 percent) IT managers said their businesses had considered but rejected the idea of moving any aspect of their IT to the cloud, and almost a quarter (24 percent) had not even considered the cloud as an option.

79 percent of respondents represented firms with 1,000 or more employees.

http://www.kaspersky.co.uk

•Date: 21st April 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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