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Trust in cloud is increasing along with adoption rate, study finds

Posted by mrtroymason 
Trust in cloud is increasing along with adoption rate, study finds
August 24, 2011 08:49PM
When it comes to cloud-based data management solutions, a lack of trust has been holding the technology back. Though adoption rates have skyrocketed during the past several years, enthusiasm for handing over a company's critical information has been muted because of a perceived lack of security and control.

However, the results of a new poll recently released by AMD, a manufacturer of semiconductors, shows that traditional cloud mistrust is waning. More companies are not only migrating more data to a cloud-based solution, such as online backup , but the value of that information is also increasing.

According to the firm's poll of IT decision-makers from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, 70 percent of respondents already utilize the cloud or have plans to explore a deployment of the technology in the area of information management .

And for those current users, the cloud is already providing a return on investment. At 60 percent, nearly one-third of respondents said they are already experiencing some level of business value with a cloud-based solution.

"Based on the findings of this global study, AMD believes it is time for the industry to re-shape the way we think about cloud technology," Patrick Patla, general manager and vice president of the server and embedded divisions at AMD, said. "The findings point to the fact that while the era of cloud computing has arrived, there are radically different attitudes, approaches, concerns and levels of maturity depending on business environment."

The importance of data to a company's short- and long-term operations can't be underestimated no matter how small or large the organization is. So it speaks well of the trust companies have in the cloud, given that 63 percent of respondents said they store more than $250,000 worth of data online, according to the report.

Most often, this trust in the technology and push for it's adoption is coming from the top-tier of the business. More than half of respondents said the CIO, head of IT or IT director is spearheading the move to embrace the cloud.

A poll conducted by Bloomberg at its recent Bloomberg LINK Enterprise Technology Summit revealed similar findings. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they will shift capital investments to focus on managed services this year, while 45 percent cited the cloud when asked to name an area of the business that produces the strongest return on investment.
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