Posted: 07 Mar 2012 02:55 AM PST
Perceived risks over service control and fears over data sovereignty are the key issues that are restricting UK organisations from implementing cloud services, according to recent research from Claranet, the managed services provider. The research polled 300 senior IT decision-makers across a variety of sectors and business sizes and discovered the range of concerns that has led to 32 per cent of respondents delaying procuring cloud services for an average of 12 months. The three main barriers to cloud adoption have been identified as: fears about losing in-house control (46 per cent), confusion as to how cloud could benefit their organisation (43 per cent), and an organisational culture that is not prepared for a new approach to information technology (41 per cent). Michel Robert, managing director at Claranet UK commented: "The given responses as to what is holding back organisations from using cloud can be seen as issues in a range of areas. A lack of understanding amongst the IT decision-makers that we surveyed about the nature of cloud and their ability to control it stands out as the main issue. This puts the onus on service providers such as Claranet to be clear about what cloud services are and [...]
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