Most IT pros do not trust cloud services with sensitive data

Just over half of IT professionals who focus on cloud computing do not trust cloud services for any of their personal data, a survey has revealed.

Some 86% of those polled by Lieberman Software said they do not trust the cloud for their organisation’s more sensitive data, and 88% said that they believe that there is a chance that the data their organisation keeps in the cloud could be lost, corrupted or accessed by unauthorised individuals.

However, 46% of survey respondents still believe that their move to the cloud has increased their organisation’s IT security. The vast majority of respondents (91%) said the move to cloud services has been more convenient for their organisation’s in-house IT team, 56% said it has saved the company money, and 86% said their organisation’s cloud deployment has been successful.