Top 10 Concerns Holding Back Cloud Adoption


Article in bizcloud by Razavi entitled “Cloud Maturity Study Reveals Top 10 Issues Eroding Cloud Confidence” reports on a recent study conducted by ISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance which shows what is holding back C-Level executives from adopting Cloud Computing. Razavi reports that the  business leaders in the enterprise are still not yet as sufficiently involved with Could Computing and lack the understanding of its business advantages as their technical counter-parts in the enterprise and this seems to be holding back the adoption of the cloud. Yves LeRoux, a member of CSA and the ISACA Guidance and Practices Committee stated:

“Results show that CIOs and IT management understand cloud best and are most involved in driving cloud innovation in their organizations. This limits cloud maturity and innovation since cloud continues to be viewed as a technical solution and not as a business enabler”

Here are the top 10 concerns C-Level executives have regarding the cloud. The survey ranks the confidence from 0 to 5 with 0 as least confident and 5 as most confident:

“1. Government regulations keeping pace with the market (1.80)

2. Exit strategies (1.88)

3. International data privacy (1.90)

4. Legal issues (2.15)

5. Contract lock in (2.18)

6. Data ownership and custodian responsibilities (2.18)

7. Longevity of suppliers (2.20)

8. Integration of cloud with internal systems (2.23)

9. Credibility of suppliers (2.30)

10. Testing and assurance (2.30)”

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