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Cloud Implementation Challenges

Data security concerns linger – but they’re not inhibiting adoption

Every shift in technology brings challenges along with potential benefits — and moving to the cloud is no exception. But some of the earlier barriers are beginning to fade as organizations and service providers gain valuable experience from early deployments. Security remains the main concern, although those concerns lessen within organizations that have invested the most in the cloud. Tell us about your biggest challenges and then find out what your peers have to say about their barriers, as well as what issues need to be addressed before they can more fully embrace the cloud.

1. What are your top challenges to implementing a cloud strategy?

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1. What are your top challenges to implementing a cloud strategy?


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75% of organizations that expect to have more than 50% of their IT environment on-premise in the next 18 months said they were concerned about cloud security, vs. 60% of those who plan to have more than three-quarters of their IT environment in the cloud.

Compliance concerns rank higher than integration concerns at healthcare, financial services, and telecom companies – not surprising, given the regulatory restraints of those industries.

2. How confident are you in the security of the assets your organization has placed in the cloud?

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2. How confident are you in the security of the assets your organization has placed in the cloud?


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Confidence in the cloud is growing:

3. What issues does your organization need to address before it can more fully embrace the cloud?

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3. What issues does your organization need to address before it can more fully embrace the cloud?


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When asked what issues need to be resolved before their organization can fully embrace the cloud, ITDM responses were higher than BDMs across all eight categories – indicating that IT is showing some caution while BDMs want to move faster.

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Source: Research data based on a 2015 online survey of 962 readers of IDG publications CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World, Info World and ITworld.