CIOs today have the cloud on their minds. From cloud-based support services to tools designed to improve productivity, the cloud has become an important tool in ensuring a company is operating to the best of its ability. In fact, the cloud has become so important that it’s more uncommon now to not see a company using something Web-based than for them to be using the cloud. However, not everyone is sold on the cloud. In fact, in a new study from the Cloud Security Alliance and ISACA, a provider of certifications and education on information systems, IT managers discussed their current troubles with cloud solutions. Those respondents also expressed frustration with the state of the cloud-services space for enterprise users, indicating that over time, things have not improved. The study sheds some light on the dark side of the cloud – and one that doesn’t often get much attention. As the study indicates, the cloud has benefits and can be useful. But in some cases, it can be a real pain point for organizations.
One in four respondents said that they are seeing “no or limited” amounts of innovation in the cloud industry.
This article was originally published on 10-01-2012