Understanding Cloud Services
Security and privacy are consumers’ top concerns about cloud services (55 percent), followed by price (39 percent). A majority of consumers currently use free cloud services, so the prospect of price implementations does concern consumers (39 percent). Furthermore, a third (30 percent) of consumers reported reliability as a concern.
Q. Which of the following, if any, are concerns you have regarding usage of cloud services?
Consumers indicated less concern with storage capacity, signifying a belief of infinite storage capacity and/or satisfaction with localized storage.
Conclusion – Next Steps for Cloud
How likely are consumers to continue to use cloud services in light of concerns associated with the technology? Approximately 37 percent of consumers indicate the benefits of cloud outweigh the concerns they have over using it.