From: Information Week
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
By J. Nicholas Hoover
Federal IT managers are working to adopt cloud computing technologies and comply with White House cloud computing initiatives, but aren’t yet sold on cloud computing’s cost savings or security, according to a recent survey.
According to the survey by research group the Ponemon Institute, 91% of federal IT workers are either somewhat or very familiar with the Office of Management and Budget’s Cloud First initiative, but 69% believe that the initiative’s requirement to move three services to the cloud over 18 months is too fast. In fact, 71% of respondents said that pressure to move to the cloud creates security risks for their organizations.