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UK Companies Still Nervous About Moving Sensitive Data Into The Cloud

A new survey has found that more than half of the UK's chief financial officers are apprehensive about moving their IT infrastructures into a cloud computing system.

According to SC Magazine, a survey of 100 chief financial officers in the UK revealed that around 50 per cent of them were concerned about the security of sensitive customer and company data in the cloud.

Media stories about incidents of data loss or data theft that have taken place, played a significant role in scaring organisations out of using the cloud for their data. Around 45 per cent of the respondents claimed to have been influenced by such media reports.

Conversely, around 34 per cent claimed to fully understand the benefits of moving their IT infrastructure into the cloud.

Keith Tilley, UK managing director and European executive vice president for SunGard Availability Services, said in a statement to SC Magazine that: “The findings suggest that organisations are looking for a solution which offers the key benefits of the cloud, such as cost savings and increased agility, but where data is stored in a fully-resilient, secure data centre and where they can have control over it”.