Intel Security has advocated the need for technology vendors to help businesses, governments and consumers understand the implications surrounding the growing adoption of the cloud.
According to Intel Security’s newly-released report on “Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption”, 77% of participants in its research noted that their organisations trust cloud computing more than a year ago, and only just 13% completely trust public cloud providers to secure sensitive data.
The company highlighted that improved trust and security is critical to encouraging continued adoption of the cloud.
Raj Samani, Chief Technology Officer, Intel Security EMEA says that, “this is a new era for cloud providers, we are at the tipping point of investment and adoption, expanding rapidly as trust in cloud computing and cloud providers grows. As we enter a phase of wide-scale adoption of cloud computing to support critical applications and services, the question of trust within the cloud becomes imperative. This will become integral into realizing the benefits that cloud computing can truly offer.”
According to Intel Security, the cloud already has a strong impact in the daily lives of many people and businesses with a number of activities performed on digital devices leveraging cloud computing in some way.
The technology company says that “the increasing use of the cloud is underscored by our survey, which found that in the next 16 months, 80 percent of respondent IT budgets will be dedicated to cloud computing.”