In the study, funded by the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance and conducted by Market Connections, two-thirds of participants cited security as the most important element in their evaluations. At the same time, those more familiar with cloud computing are more than twice as likely to trust it, 57 percent versus 24 percent. Concerns about security are not the only obstacle holding back federal agencies from moving to the cloud. At least three-quarters of participants identified dependability, availability, and the ability to continue using existing applications as elements that cloud-based solutions must address. Meanwhile, more than one-quarter of participants identified mission-critical data management, procurement, and financial management systems as applications they would never consider moving to the cloud.
Lockheed Martin and Market Connections will present the study results in a webinar today, June 22 at 12 noon EDT. Webinar details and registration.