Top 10 Issues Eroding Cloud Confidence

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Contracting for cloud services is a fundamental part of cloud acceptance and market maturity. Within the eight categories of security and assurance concerns, contracting is near the bottom of the confidence rankings (ranked seven). Contracting is an essential part of cloud market growth and in enabling cloud to become a central component of innovation. The two specific issues included in the cloud contracting category are contract lock-in and exit strategies. Contract lock-in is rated 23 on the list of 27 individual problem statements with a mean score of 2.18, indicating a less-than-robust level of confidence that concerns for contract lock-in are being addressed.

Findings from a joint Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and ISACA survey show that government regulations, exit strategies and international data privacy dominate the top 10 areas where confidence in the cloud is lowest.

A collaborative project by ISACA and CSA, the “Cloud Market Maturity” study provides business and IT leaders with insight into the maturity of cloud computing and will help identify any changes in the market.  The report provides detailed insight on the adoption of cloud services among all levels within today’s global enterprises and businesses, including the C-suite.

The study reveals that cloud users in 50 countries were least confident about the following issues (ranked from least confident to most confident).


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