Move to cloud still all about security for UK firms

Security and data privacy are still the top concerns for UK businesses adopting cloud-based services, research shows. Security (82%) and privacy (69%) are top concerns when it comes to migrating to the cloud for the third year in a row, according to the latest survey by the UK-based Cloud Industry Forum(CIF).

Practicalities of access to, and bandwidth of, internet connections are the third-highest concern, cited by just over half the 250 senior IT and business decision makers in enterprises, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and public sector organisations polled.

After these more generic issues, the focus turns to establishing trust with cloud service providers in order to have confidence, control, reliability and to avoid commercial issues like lock-in. It is worth noting that these concerns are cited not as barriers to adoption, but as issues requiring clear answers in order to connect.

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