Visibility, security top concerns for cloud computing adoption

Enterprises considering adopting public clouds are concerned about where their data is located and how it’s protected, according to a new survey by IDG.

Companies will have about 60 percent of their IT environment in public, private, or hybrid clouds, according to a survey of about 1,000 IT decision makers.

Of those considering public cloud deployments, the top concerns were where data is stored, at 43 percent of respondents, and security, with 41 percent of respondents.

And with all the high-profile hacks of well-known online brand names, it’s no surprise.

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