The leading concern of those surveyed about outsourcing some IT to a cloud service provider is
security—by a wide margin (66 percent). One in three cited compliance issues related to privacy and
regulations as one of their greatest concerns.
Greatest Outsourcing Concerns (n=200)
Inability to make a strong business caseCompliance issues related to privacy and regulations32%
66%Security issues (access, data loss, compromised platform, etc.)
Reliability and availability of my applications and dataLack of control of hardware/software previously under my ownershipGetting locked in with a single vendorLack of standards to evaluate cloud providersInteroperability between my private cloud and cloud providerService level agreements (SLAs) not bulletproof enoughLack of interest within organization
What are your greatest concerns about outsourcing some of your IT
to a cloud provider?