IT pros: Storing data in the cloud is safer than on-premise

IT professionals believe their organization’s data is more secure in the cloud than in on-premise machines, a new survey by Evolve IP, entitled 2016 Cloud Adoption suggests.

To be more precise, private clouds are the most popular solution, followed by public clouds, followed by on-premise machines. The survey polled more than 1,080 individuals and has unveiled that 91 percent of all organizations have at least one service in the cloud.

For hardware malfunctions and environmental disasters, almost 80 percent said data would be safer in the cloud (55 percent for private, 27.5 percent for public cloud). Sixty-two percent said the same for malicious attacks (52 percent for private and 10 percent for private cloud). Overall, 50 per cent believe a private cloud is the safest solution.

“This year’s survey reinforces last year’s data that showed momentum for cloud services, with key new insights as well”, says Guy Fardone, president and founding partner of Evolve IP.

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