Here is the brief of Cloud Study Results conducted by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division
Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division conducted research among small and midsize businesses (SMBs), defined as companies with between 100 and 250 PCs in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The goal of the study was to gather data to better understand the cloud’s benefits relating to IT costs, improved security and better time management. For the purpose of this research, cloud users were defined as companies that used a cloud service via a subscription model.
“The security benefits of the cloud are there to see,” said Adrienne Hall, general manager of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft. “In addition to driving towards industry standards such as the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR), we must step up our efforts to help SMBs, and other much larger organizations, better understand the security benefits of the cloud so they can make informed decisions about the suitability of the cloud for their business.”
The study illustrated one such mobile content delivery provider, SkyWire Media, reports positive results after cloud migration. The company introduced Microsoft’s cloud management service Windows Intune that help them into cost and time savings and better protection against cyber threats.
There’s a perception that security is a barrier to cloud adoption,” said Adrienne Hall, general manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, “Yet when companies embrace and invest in cloud services, they find the benefits far outweigh previous concerns.”