Most of the Canadian firms are shunning cloud security

International Data Corporation(IDC) Canada in association with Scalar Decisions Inc. a leading technology solutions provider in Canada has made a recent survey in which shocking revelations related to cloud security were discovered. The study revealed that overwhelming three-quarters(77%) of Canadian Organizations feel that they are not focusing much on cloud security on both IT and business sides.

The study, which involved senior IT practitioners from big organizations and from all corners of Canada, found that the failure to implement cloud security from basic level is leading to a pitfall.

As per the survey, more than 60% of organizations in Canada have adopted cloud as an IT delivery model and 48 percent of them have no formal cloud security policy in place. Moreover, most of the survey participants agreed with the fact that in next 12 to 36 months, workloads hosted in the public clouds will increase significantly. On a similar note, surveyed IT decision makers anticipated that there is going to be a significant increase in IT budgets allocated to the public cloud.

IDC Canada survey respondents estimate their IT budget to increase from 20 percent to 25 percent in the next 12 months and to 29 percent in next 36 months.

The study also examined cloud experience in relation to their level of sophistication. But sadly, only one in five respondents which accounts for 19 percent, were found to have a crucial stronger plan, assessment and design foundation than novice users.

Among the survey respondents, individuals having cloud experience were also found to understand the complexity of cloud transformation and were likely to determine the need for specialized experience.

Finally, what the survey on Cloud Security suggests?

The survey concludes a straight forward point that the business value and cloud benefits become progressively more sophisticated as enterprise experience increases proportionately with cloud adoption.

Also from a CIOs perspective, viewing cloud security and cloud adoption as non-severable concepts and investing in optimizing approach which is in-line with cloud experience model will prove as key factors to succeed in a rapidly changing marketplace of cloud-based services and capabilities.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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