Cloud 101
Circle
Events
Blog

Download Publication

Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities
Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities

Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities

Release Date: 01/09/2015

The benefits for enterprises moving to the cloud are clear: greater business agility, data availability, collaboration, and cost savings. The cloud is also changing how companies consume technology. Employees are more empowered than ever before to find and use cloud applications, often with limited or no involvement from the IT department, creating what’s called “shadow IT.” Despite the benefits of cloud computing, companies face numerous challenges including the security and compliance of corporate data, managing employee-led cloud usage, and even the development of necessary skills needed in the cloud era. By understanding the cloud adoption practices and potential risks, companies can better position themselves to be successful in their transition to the cloud.

In the 2014 Cloud Adoption Practices and Priorities (CAPP) survey, the Cloud Security Alliance sought to understand how IT organizations approach procurement and security for cloud services and how they perceive and manage employee-led cloud adoption. We asked IT and security professionals for their views on “shadow IT,” obstacles preventing cloud adoption, types of cloud services requested and blocked, security priorities, and governance practices. We uncovered stark differences between how companies in North America and Europe approach the cloud, and even how large enterprises differ from their smaller counterparts. As more IT departments look to play a greater role in enabling the safe adoption of cloud services, we hope these findings can provide some guidance.

Download this Resource

Prefer to access this resource without an account? Download it now.

Acknowledgements

John Yeoh Headshot
John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

Read more

Luciano (J.R.) Santos Headshot
Luciano (J.R.) Santos
Chief Customer Officer, CSA

Luciano (J.R.) Santos

Chief Customer Officer, CSA

J.R. Santos serves as the Chief Customer Officer for the Cloud Security Alliance. In this role, J.R. serves as a CSA Member advocate, partnering with leaders across all business units to transform the member experience and ensure that members are the center of every business decision. J.R. leads the Experience Services organization that includes the CSA Membership and Sales team, who work collaboratively to promote a consistent experience f...

Read more

Kendall Scoboria Headshot Missing
Kendall Scoboria

Kendall Scoboria

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Frank Guanco Headshot
Frank Guanco
Research Program Manager, CSA

Frank Guanco

Research Program Manager, CSA

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Ekta Mishra Headshot
Ekta Mishra
Membership Director & Country Manager (India), CSA APAC

Ekta Mishra

Membership Director & Country Manager (India), CSA APAC

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Cameron Coles Headshot Missing
Cameron Coles

Cameron Coles

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Are you a research volunteer? Request to have your profile displayed on the website here.