Majority of businesses would adopt cloud despite attacks

A new study has found that the majority of businesses expect to push forward with their plans for digital transformation despite concerns prompted by high profile cyber attacks.

Published by Advanced, a new independent research report based on the responses of over 500 senior executives has found that 82 per cent of organisations are concerned about security while 68 per cent are worried about protecting their data.

However, the research also found that 80 per cent of the executives questioned are not put off from adopting cloud services despite the number of cyber attacks on international companies in recent months.

The study also revealed that 33 per cent of UK businesses are experienced in using the cloud and consider using it whenever they begin a new project. However, 37 per cent revealed that they've only just used cloud computing for the first time.

Despite the fact that many businesses are not allowing attack fears to dictate their use of the technology, the survey did reveal that firms want to receive greater support if they're to implement their transformation plans successfully.

Around 82 per cent of businesses also suggested that they want their cloud service providers to make more of an effort to build user confidence among new business owners considering cloud adoption.

Jon Wrennall, CTO at Advanced, said: "There’s still a job to be done in creating trust in the cloud and helping customers use the cloud in the right way for the digital transformation that’s right for them."

"Our survey shows most organisations want financially stable providers and prefer those that store data locally and offer local support; this will become even more pertinent as Britain leaves the European Union," Mr Wrennall added. "They will trust the providers that offer certainty in an uncertain market and those with a vested interest in the UK and the cloud."

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