Dangers of Consumer Cloud campaign launched by Computacenter and HP
According to Computacenter, Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, Consumer Cloud services are not effective storage solutions, despite them changing how we procure and use IT.
BIRMINGHAM, UK - (27-11-12) - According to Computacenter, Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, Consumer Cloud services are not effective storage solutions, despite them changing how we procure and use IT.
Popular consumer cloud solutions, such as Dropbox and SkyDrive, can be hazardous as the moment a file is moved into one of these storage solutions it then becomes outside the control of the owner. These consumer cloud products and services, sometimes referred to as ‘stealth cloud’ or ‘shadow IT’, are edging their way into the corporate mainstream and the impact on business IT management could be disastrous.
Computacenter conducted research amongst 150 IT decision makers and the findings highlight the risks and the need for action, offers pointers as to what can be done and shows how important the issue of the consumer cloud really is.
Its findings show that 56% of the IT decision makers’ surveyed say that they’re worried that files and data could be accessed by the wrong people, or that the usage of Cloud services could lead to compliance breaches.
“It’s imperative that businesses address this problem now. It’s clear that everyone knows the risks of Consumer Cloud products, but until the correct solutions are put in place... Employees will continue to use them whatever the consequences,” explains Cloud Practice Leader, Paul Casey, who headed the research.
Furthermore, as stated by Information Week, between 2011 and 2012 the number of companies monitoring Cloud performance rose from 63% to 76%.
For more information about Computacenter’s Cloud campaign research, visit http://www.itenabledbusiness.computacenter.com/the-danger-of-consumer-cloud/
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