Business Security Concerns Drive Rise in Hybrid Cloud
IT organisations are looking to hybrid cloud deployment models to meet their growing market need for increased data security and control when provisioning online file sharing (OFS) and collaboration applications for enterprises, report US firms Workshare and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
“Although online file sharing and collaboration applications have provided a number of benefits for customers, they also report a number of ongoing challenges following adoption,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst at ESG. “Security is viewed as the biggest challenge among current OFS users and the most significant concern among potential users.
“There is a shift in demand, and users now want the ability to retain some data in-house. With recent issues surrounding internet surveillance, we can expect to see a greater demand for hybrid cloud deployments that let enterprises choose where their data is housed – on premises, in the cloud, on US soil, or in a specific country.”
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Workshare is a provider of secure enterprise collaboration and communication applications, while ESG is an IT analyst and business strategy firm.