Data privacy is seen as top barrier for cloud adoption

Enterprise Innovation editors
27 Jun 2012

Data privacy is considered the main obstacle to cloud adoption among organizations in Asia Pacific, according to a survey.

The survey by Forrester Consulting also said 74% of the respondents cited data privacy as a concern, ahead last year's top mention of security. The twin problems of data residency and loss of control were top of mind in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

The study called was conducted in October of last year. As reported by Enterprise Innovation, the maturity survey also showed that integration with existing systems remained high on the list of barriers to cloud adoption, with 68% expressing significant concerns.

Other key concerns included lack of interoperability across clouds (57%), fear of vendor lock-in (59%) and immature cloud management features (57%). A lack of cloud knowledge and understanding is far less of a concern across the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region than last year, the report said.

Businesses are increasingly seeing cloud computing as relevant to their needs, especially among larger enterprises. According to the survey, which is in its second year, cloud computing adoption has continued to accelerate in the APJ region, with close to 90% of respondents viewing cloud as relevant to their business.

This article was first published on Enterprise Innovation

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