The survey, conducted by Morphean, a Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) suggest that cloud adoption has provided some “revelatory insight”. Which, in the old days, used to be obtained by chewing laurel leaves and sitting over the top of a volcanic crack.
Morphean said the results highlight a favourable shift towards cloud but also a need to adopt technology to extract the intelligent insights needed to accelerate business growth.
Respondents from organisations with 25 employees and above from the UK, France and Germany were asked to share their views on cloud technologies, cloud security, future cloud investment and new areas of cloud growth.
The results showed that while 90 percent of businesses surveyed are already using cloud-based software solutions, 89 per cent of respondents would possibly or definitely move physical security technology such as video surveillance and access control to the cloud.
Furthermore, 92 percent felt it to be important or important that their physical security solutions meet their overall business objectives.
Key survey findings include 89 percent of businesses surveyed are using cloud-based software solutions, with 81 percent having set a cloud strategy for the year ahead
More than a quarter of cloud users report the principal reason for moving services to the cloud was that it is safer/offers better security options - ahead of cost-effectiveness and ability to collaborate.
On average, a third of IT budgets have been spent on cloud services in the past 24 months; 78 per cent expect their cloud spend to increase within the next two years
Respondents estimate that, on average, 47 per cent of their internal data will be cloud processed in the next two to five years
More than 89 per cent of respondents would possibly or move physical security technology such as video surveillance and access control to the cloud
Another 92 per cent feel it’s important or very important that their physical security solutions meet their overall business objectives
A quarter have had a data breach in the past 24 months
More than 11 per cent of respondents that would not consider using the cloud for physical security, 64 per cent advised this was due to cybersecurity concerns
Residual reluctance to shift to widespread adoption of cloud in the face of growing cyber threats appears to be waning. Paradoxically, the rise in cyber threats has led to a consensus that cloud is more agile and better prepared to face the threat of cyber-attack versus an on-premise solution.
Over a quarter reported the principal reason for moving services to the cloud was that it is safer/offers better security options - ahead of cost-effectiveness and the ability to collaborate. Another quarter have experienced a data breach in the past 24 months.
Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, said: “This study of our market across Europe underpins what we already knew from conversations on the ground but lacked the statistical evidence to prove. Fears of cyber-attack have hindered enterprise adoption of cloud in certain industries, such as the physical security sector. The attitude that ‘if we don’t own it, we can’t control it’ has persisted until now. But with more businesses migrating their legacy systems to proven cloud platforms for email, CRM, ERP and HR, we know that security will be the next area of growth for several sound reasons.