Trends Report

PRISM's Impact On The US Cloud Industry

A Business Technographics Document: Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Has Driven More Use Of Encryption Than Migration

February 17th, 2015
Ed Ferrara, null
Ed Ferrara
James Staten, null
James Staten
With contributors:
Peter Burris , Josh Blackborow


Since Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program, there has been widespread speculation that the announcement would ruin the fates of US cloud, hosting, and outsourcing businesses as international customers walked away from any firm within the agency's reach. In this first survey of these customers about the effects of PRISM, the data suggests such concerns were overblown. And in fact, our earlier contention that enterprises would stick with their US partners but take a stronger position in managing their own security appears to have been proven out. This report for Business Technographics® customers details these findings from Forrester's Business Technographics Global Infrastructure Survey, 2014.

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