CW Security Think Tank: What’s holding up the cloud?

April 6, 2011

CW Security Think Tank: Are security concerns and a lack of adequate risk assessment tools the reason SMEs are not adopting cloud computing, or is the real reason something else that security professionals are also in a good position to address?

Small or midsize enterprizes (SMEs) present a significant opportunity for cloud service suppliers. SMEs have always been a natural segment for managed and hosted services; however, during the past 24 months the depressed economy has moved more SMEs towards cloud-based services. The primary drivers are reductions in capital expenditure, the need to overcome IT resource constraints and the desire to improve continuity. The inhibitors are data security concerns, compliance requirements, service levels and trust.


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