Large companies are finally taking up the cloud

More than 92% of the largest enterprises have at least one cloud service; while 53% have more than six cloud services, according to a survey from IT management consultancy CA Technologies.

More than 92% of the largest enterprises have at least one cloud service; while 53% have more than six cloud services, according to a survey from IT management consultancy CA Technologies.

The primary incentives for organisations exploring the cloud are to save money (44%) and gain greater cost control (35%), it found.

Of the 434 IT professionals surveyed, 68% said security was their biggest concern when moving to the cloud and 40% said they were worried about poor service quality.

Infrastructure and development platforms in the cloud appear to be poised for growth, with 43% of organisations considering using them.

Adam Famularo, general manager at CA Technologies, said the adoption of cloud technology is a growing trend in large organsiations.

"With this shift comes an increasing need for sophisticated management and security, allowing enterprises to change how they think about IT to reap the full rewards that cloud computing offers - agility, efficiency and scalability," he said.

However, many analysts have predicted that small businesses will be much quicker to move to cloud adoption.

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