Date Added: May 2010
CA and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the results of the Security of Cloud Computing Users study. This paper represents the first of a two-part series on security of cloud applications, infrastructure and platforms. Authors also have a second study that focuses on cloud computing providers located in the United States and Europe. This study will be released in the coming months. Cloud computing is being heralded as an important trend in information technology throughout the world. Benefits for business and IT include reducing costs and increasing productivity. The downside is that many organizations are moving swiftly to the cloud without making sure that the information they put in the cloud is secure.