Cloud adoption continues apace

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Cloud adoption is increasing as companies identify more IT operations they want to migrate. However, the pace and implementation focus vary according to company size, industry and job titles of parties involved, while security concerns persist as the top challenge to deployment, according to a new survey of 1,672 IT decision-makers.

The results of IDG Enterprise’s survey represent the practices and opinions of technology buyers whose organizations already have, or plan to have, at least one application or some portion of their infrastructure in the cloud. (IDG Enterprise is the parent organization of Computerworld.)

Overall, some 56% of companies are still in the process of identifying IT operations that they want to migrate to the cloud. But more companies are finished with the process now -- 38% compared to 33% last year.

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