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Cloud computing 'taken up by half of CIOs'

Sep 30 2010, 15:19 PM

Almost half of the chief information officers (CIOs) questioned for a recent study have seen cloud computing implemented at their organisation.

CIO.com's eighth annual Global Information Security Survey took responses from almost 13,000 business and technology executives across the world to come up with its findings.

It discovered that 49 per cent of those questioned have some form of cloud computing offering in use at their company.

Of those who haven't, security concerns were cited as one of the biggest factors holding them back, while 39 per cent of those that have also admitted to some worries in this area.

Earlier this year, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced it was creating a user certification programme.

The aim of the initiative is to improve best practice standards and make sure cloud computing implementations are conducted in a secure manner.

Jim Reeves, executive director for CSA, said that the certification will help to provide reassurance as cloud computing usage grows and brings about "a new generation of information technology".

Posted by Neil Hill

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