VOTE: Does your cloud strategy factor in security concerns?
We all know that end user organizations have security concerns about cloud computing. But let’s put some numbers to that: according to our latest Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2009, fully half of organizations (49% of enterprises and 51% of SMBs) cited security and privacy concerns as their top reason for not adopting cloud computing. This means security is far more than just a concern; it’s a major inhibitor to growth.
Many of you vendors have incorporated cloud computing into your strategy, or are preparing to. In order to gauge how security factors into such plans across the tech industry, we’ve set up a poll on the Vendor Strategy home page within Forrester.com for vendors to take.
Please go to www.forrester.com/rb/strategy and answer the polling question under “You Vote. We Write.”