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Survey Shows Cloud Storage Usage Continues to Grow
Of 650 IT decision makers across the US, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, surveyed about 2012 cloud storage usage, 66 percent said they would increase the amount of data they store in the cloud by 2015, according to ITWorld.com.
Using hybrid on-site/off-site backup, 66 percent also cited improved data security as their reason for moving from their old backup and recovery tools to onsite and offsite data protection. Another 57 percent said they preferred such a solution because their rapidly growing business critical data required protection against natural disaster and theft.
However, the survey revealed a number of concerns the IT pros had with their hybrid cloud storage solutions. More than half — 53 percent — reported experiencing data loss within the previous 12 months, up from 31 percent in 2011. The survey also found 38% worried about their data not being saved securely, or whether data had been backed up at all. In addition, 24 percent admitted to not telling their CEOs they are not backing up all files.
This concern is tied with the amount of data that ends up on employees’ personal smart devices, which most IT teams aren’t able to back up with their current systems, even when using cloud storage.
To that end, the IT World story noted, 22 percent of companies survied had staff who kept company data on their phones, and that most IT leaders (94 percent) had concerns about the mix of personal and corporate data on personal mobile devices.
Over two-thirds (67 percent) expressed concerns about the retention and security of data on mobile devices, and and 57 percent highlighted worries about the legal ramifications.
TDV Cloud storage, powered by Asigra, can actually facilitate backup for laptops and mobile devices, which may quell such concerns in the future as IT professionals continue the transformation to cloud storage. To find out more about cloud storage for your business, download our free white paper.