Some 52% of non-cloud users cited concerns about security as a barrier to adoption, while 94% of cloud users experienced security benefits, a comScore poll of more than 200 companies with 25 to 499 PC users showed.
Cloud users said the biggest benefits were that fewer internal IT resources were needed (58%) and the time saved in managing IT (49%).
Similarly, 45% of non-cloud users were concerned that using the cloud would result in a lack of control over their data, while 68% of cloud users said their levels of privacy protection increased by moving to the cloud and 45% said they felt “very comfortable” with their cloud provider’s ability to manage data privacy.
Reliability and cost
While 51% of non-cloud users expressed concerns about the reliability of the cloud, 82% of cloud users said they experienced improved service availability since moving to the cloud.