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Lack of Understanding the Main Barrier to Cloud Adoption

Research from the United Kingdom pegs a lack of understanding as the main barrier to cloud adoption:

Perceived risks over service control and fears over data sovereignty are the key issues that are restricting UK organisations from implementing cloud services, according to recent research from Claranet, the managed services provider.

The research polled 300 senior IT decision-makers across a variety of sectors and business sizes and discovered the range of concerns that has led to 32 per cent of respondents delaying procuring cloud services for an average of 12 months.

The three main barriers to cloud adoption have been identified as: fears about losing in-house control (46 per cent), confusion as to how cloud could benefit their organisation (43 per cent), and an organisational culture that is not prepared for a new approach to information technology (41 per cent).

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