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Organisations that are resisting the shift to cloud computing are often basing their decisions on common misconceptions around security, price and integration.

That’s a key finding in a recent report conducted by IBRS, The State of Enterprise Software Report 2019.

The Security Myth

Many of the organisations surveyed declared security as the primary reason for not moving to cloud services.

Concern over the security of systems — and, critically, of the data they hold — was common in the early days of cloud computing and it seems at least some of that legacy remains. But it’s a myth.

Dr Joe Sweeney, author of the report said cloud service providers exceed most organisations’ budget and capacity to manage complex cybersecurity risks.

That’s certainly the view of the Commonwealth Government, which is moving to cloud-delivered enterprise solutions aggressively.

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