The debates over whether cloud solutions are secure seemed to be subsiding. But they have not been totally put to rest.
Security remains the primary barrier for organizations moving more services to the cloud,according to a new CDW survey of more than 1,200 IT professionals in government, industry, education and healthcare.
Overall, 47 percent of survey respondents cited security as the biggest roadblock to increased cloud adoption, followed by trust in cloud solutions; budget issues; and management support. Federal, state and local governments made up a quarter of the survey’s respondents. Of the federal IT professionals surveyed, 56 percent said that security is the biggest barrier to moving more services to a cloud-based environment.