About This Report
The issue of cloud security is keeping many IT managers from fully embracing
the cloud—even with large potential savings in infrastructure costs and improved
business flexibility. With Gartner predicting an acceleration of cloud computing in the
enterprise,1 we wanted to find out how IT professionals are addressing the challenges
of cloud computing, especially the issue of security.
We surveyed 200 IT professionals2 about a wide variety of
cloud topics, including the key business and technology drivers
behind their implementation plans, the importance of security
in determining how the cloud is implemented, and their level of
investment in security as part of cloud initiatives.
The results of our survey are detailed in this report. The goal is to provide you with
data that can serve as a benchmark for how your peers are approaching cloud
security, so that you can use it in your own IT planning efforts.
The aim of this
report is to provide
benchmark data you
can use for your own
cloud security planning.
1 Gartner Says Worldwide Cloud Services Market to Surpass $68 Billion in 2010. Press release. June 22, 2010. gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1389313
2 Respondents are IT professionals in organizations of 100 to 1,000-plus employees across a variety of industries. See “Appendix” for detailed information on the