One of the biggest barriers to adopting a cloud-based approach to IT services has been security – or a perceived lack of security. The good news though is that some analysts believe we are getting past this. For cloud service providers though, it means adding value on top of their cloud services by being an expert in this space.
The case for cloud has been hindered by a number of high profile reports of hacking leading to what industry analysts have termed ‘FUD’: fear, uncertainty and doubt.
These perceptions have affected the business community too, with many organizations believing the cloud to be less secure than an on-premise alternative.