Only 18 percent of enterprises include cloud provisions in their security policy, yet close to half use cloud computing on a regular basis, according to a survey of 9,600 executives from around the world.
Just when you thought you had all of the acronyms down--BYOD, COPE, CYOD, MDM, MAM--here comes another one: bring your own cloud.
Enterprises may be more savvy when it comes to cloud computing, according to takeaways from the 451 Research Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas.
Just when organizations were thinking it was safe to venture into the cloud, we get word that cloud services provider Nirvanix is shutting down at the end of this month. The news certainly generated plenty of buzz in the past few days and doesn't help ease the fears that many organizations have about moving to the cloud in the first place.
Research firm International Data Corp (IDC) recently heralded the beginning of a new phase for cloud services, dubbed Chapter Two, in which the scale of cloud adoption will grow significantly but will have a more user- and solution-driven approach. The anticipation is that IT departments will become more innovative and will have more competitive cloud application offerings in the future.
Several recent studies have shown that the largest obstacle to the adoption of cloud-based computing is the fear of data security. Those fears are often justified, says Bill Hackenberger, CEO of High Cloud Security. But equally disturbing is the large number of organizations that believe their data is safe and hacker-proof just because someone is watching over it.
If they haven't already established a presence in the cloud, a vast majority of organizations are certainly considering it, according to new research from International Data Group (IDG).
Cloud service providers still have a lot of work to do when it comes to convincing organizations that the cloud is safe. In fact, in a recent study, 78 percent of IT managers cited security concerns as the No. 1 obstacle to adopting cloud technologies.
Fallout from the National Security Agency (NSA) scandal continues as a new cloud security certification program is in the works to ease the fear of non-U.S. organizations.
A poorly implemented BYOD strategy could result in accidental data disclosures due to a porous boundary between work and personal data, and as a result of more business information being held in an unprotected manner on consumer devices, warned the Information Security Forum.