Survey says: Cloud computing risks outweigh the rewards

At least, that’s what 45% of IT professionals think, according to a recent survey by ISACA. The survey included over 1800 IT pros in the U.S. Does it come as a surprise to anyone in the IT industry that many IT pros don’t trust the cloud? Network administrators are, by nature, “control freaks.” We want to know exactly where our data is, who’s accessing it, who can access it, whether and exactly how it’s encrypted, and so forth. We want to be the ones in charge of patching the OS and apps, installing the programs, and so forth. Not only does the cloud threaten our sense of control – in many cases, we also perceive that it threatens our very jobs. So the only surprise in this survey, to me, is that the number wasn’t higher.

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