Cloud Trust Study: Security, Privacy and Reliability in the cloud get high marks with U.S. small to mid-sized businesses

This week I’m in Europe to share the results of a blind study that we commissioned with comScore to get a pulse on what small to mid-sized businesses (SMB) think about these topics in relation to cloud computing.

The study divided SMB respondents in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. into two categories.  The first category were businesses that have “on-premise” computing solutions, and we asked them what they thought of the cloud in terms of security, privacy and reliability. The second group were businesses that have adopted a cloud service, and we asked them the same questions.  comScore didn’t ask participants using the cloud for information about the service offering or the service provider so that we could learn about cloud experiences generally and avoid focusing on any specific vendor’s offering or capability; including our own.  This also allowed us to look for topical trends, independent of similarities or differences between vendor offerings.

SOURCE: blogs.technet.com