With the explosion in popularity that the cloud has seen over the last few years, there are still a couple of different barriers standing in the way of the technology getting that much bigger. While safety and security when it comes to files on the Internet are still the biggest issues, a new report shows that there are plenty of barriers that are not IT-related.
This new study took the survey results of more than 100 IT professionals spread among several midsize enterprises in North America and Europe into account. The survey found that while cloud computing has increased, 83 percent of those who responded said that they are facing significant barriers to deployment. That number is actually up 9 percent from the same type of survey in 2012.
Among those who said that they were facing roadblocks, only 15 percent said that those cloud service roadblocks were based in the IT world. Some 68 percent said that their roadblocks were not IT-related.
“As organizations are completing their transition to a virtualized datacenter infrastructure, their focus is switching rapidly to cloud computing projects,” Peter ffoulkes, TheInfoPro’s research director for cloud computing, said in a news release on the study.
When talking about non-IT issues that involve blocking the adoption of cloud services for a company, people are the biggest problem. This can mean that people don’t understand how to work with the cloud, or they are actually dead-set against doing it to the point where it affects the company’s ability to complete the rollout.
Money can also be a big issue when it comes to cloud adoption. That particular factor appears to be going by the wayside in the very near future, though. Among the people who contributed to the survey, 69 percent said that they expect their cloud budgets to increase in the next year.
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