April 15, 2016
Cloud computing is undoubtedly the way of the future. In its fifth annual State of the Cloud Survey, RightScale found that a whopping 95 percent of companies surveyed use cloud infrastructure, to one extent or another.
Granted, RightScale interviewed 1,060 IT professionals, who are all in the sweet spot for cloud adoption. Nonetheless, the sheer magnitude of these numbers illustrates the prevalence of cloud technology.
Cybersecurity a top concern
Of course, every new technology comes with its own anxieties and, for a long time, the major concern associated with cloud computing was the problem of cybersecurity. Dramatic breaches to cloud platforms have been well documented in the news, impacting everyone from Target (NYSE:TGT) shoppers to employees of the federal government. Therefore, it stands to reason that, since 2013, the State of the Cloud Report found security to be the top challenge in the cloud.