IT pros wary of cloud computing services

Recent research says cloud-hosted apps and services may have a long way to go before they catch on in IT departments.

Just 10% of companies plan to use cloud services for “mission critical” operations, according to a survey by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). More than 25% of respondents have no plans to use cloud services in any way whatsoever.

Of the 1,800 IT managers surveyed, 45% said they believe the risks of cloud computing outweigh the benefits.

IT’s top concerns: the security of data stored on the cloud, and what will happen to the data if the service provider goes under.

Does your organization use or plan to use cloud services? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • We use cloud services, specifically Salesforce, to run our entire organization. As a non-profit we don’t have the resources or staff to design, implement, or maintain an internal software system to handle Requests for Service, staff assignments, donations and track our Neighborhood Watch groups throughout the city. We thoroughly investigated Salesforce’s security protols and create monthly data exports in the unlikely event something should happen to the service provider.