Challenges when using or adopting cloud technology worldwide, as of 2016

Challenges of cloud technology worldwide 2016 The statistic reveals the top challenges behind cloud technology adoption according to chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide, as of 2016. As of that time, 49 percent of respondents identified data loss and privacy risks as one of the top challenges when adopting cloud technology.
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Share of respondents
Data loss and privacy risks49%
Integration with existing architecture47%
Governance over cloud solutions36%
Legal and regulatory compliance issues35%
Making the business case/ROI23%
Picking the right cloud service provider (CSP)19%
Impact on IT organization17%
Loss of control over IT services14%
Choosing the right model
(e.g., IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS)
14%
Concerns over business continuity / disaster recovery12%
Share of respondents
Data loss and privacy risks49%
Integration with existing architecture47%
Governance over cloud solutions36%
Legal and regulatory compliance issues35%
Making the business case/ROI23%
Picking the right cloud service provider (CSP)19%
Impact on IT organization17%
Loss of control over IT services14%
Choosing the right model
(e.g., IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS)
14%
Concerns over business continuity / disaster recovery12%
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The statistic reveals the top challenges behind cloud technology adoption according to chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide, as of 2016. As of that time, 49 percent of respondents identified data loss and privacy risks as one of the top challenges when adopting cloud technology.
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Release date
May 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
December 12, 2015 to April 10, 2016
Number of respondents
3,352 respondents
Special properties
CIOs and IT leaders across 82 countries
Supplementary notes
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "What are your top three biggest challenges when adopting cloud?"
Multiple responses were possible.

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