Cloud Computing: Security concerns slowing rate of cloud adoption

Cloud computing may be all the rage, but concerns over security are harming take-up. Charlie Taylor reports.

24th November, 2013
Dermot Williams, Threatscape: Security should be very high on the list of issues to be looked at for any project involving confidential data.'

There are many reasons for moving to cloud-based technologies and yet many Irish companies remain hesitant to do so. While some of this may simply be due to the cautious nature of many indigenous firms, security concerns are also playing their part.

A study carried out by Amarach for Microsoft Ireland earlier this year found that 57 per cent of IT decision makers who have not yet moved to the cloud cited security as a...

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