Skepticism over security when migrating to the cloud was voiced by almost six in 10 Canadian senior-level business leaders taking part in a Microsoft Canada Inc. survey.
In all, 58% of the 711 respondents from the private and public sectors who took part in the survey about digital transformation listed security as a top concern when migrating to the cloud, notes a statement last week from Microsoft Canada.
That concern was followed by privacy, cited by 47% of respondents to the survey, conducted by Northstar on behalf of Microsoft.
The finding, however, has not dampened movement when it comes to the cloud. Of the respondents, 71% report that implementing a digital strategy is one of their top five business objectives in 2017. In addition, 68% of those polled say their businesses are already harnessing the power of the cloud and 81% say cloud solutions will play an important role in executing their digital strategy.