Although most companies have become accustomed to outsourcing significant parts of their IT function, they still appear hesitant about releasing services into the cloud.
Providers say that customers’ main concern over switching to cloud is losing control – an issue voiced by almost half of all respondents. As well, 39 percent say that data loss and privacy risks are a major worry.
Some may be worried about security within data centers, while others may feel that moving data into different geographies could have tax or regulatory implications.
Another major challenge is integrating cloud with existing architecture. As mentioned earlier, the costs of migrating to cloud are not insignificant, and customers need to be fully aware of all the implications.
Organizations must keep information safe and secure to protect their customers, their business and their reputation. According to a survey, the single biggest challenge in managing data security and privacy is compliance with regulations, with 57 percent of respondents highlighting this concern.