What do Poles think about cloud services? IBM publishes the results of the study

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The cloud is not so scary.

A study commissioned by IBM shows that 78% of Poles have heard of cloud services, and nearly 72% find them useful. As experts emphasize, the amount of sensitive data stored in the cloud is steadily increasing, and most of us trust cloud services and consider storing data outside our device as safe.

According to the survey, almost half of the respondents (47%) positively perceive the use of the cloud in the public sector, while in the group of respondents from 18 to 24 years old, this attitude is the highest. This is a young generation that has built its competences in the "as a service" model and does not want to use other tools. When entering the labor market, they even require their employer to use such solutions.

According to Poles, the most suitable sectors for the use of cloud solutions are telecommunications (73%), production (70%) and commercial (70%).

The price of services is not a factor determining the choice of a provider – only 29% of respondents put it first. In the eyes of consumers first and foremost the service must be secure (67%) and guarantee that stored data will not be lost in any way (54%). An additional plus is the fact that the cloud provider is a large and reliable company (42%).

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It is very significant that Poles consider the tools available in the cloud as environmentally friendly (70%) and trust them (54%). However, we are afraid that data stored in the cloud may be processed without our knowledge (51%) or will be accessed by an unauthorized person (49%).

The biggest concern among respondents is the fact of storing access passwords in the cloud – only 14% of people would decide to do so. On the other hand, the majority of Poles (61%) have no objection to storing their photos in the cloud, and only 17% would never decide.

The results of the study show that Poles' awareness is increasingHowever, the survey participants 'concerns clearly show that there is still a lot of work to do on education and culture of data management before service providers and companies transferring their clients' data to the cloud.

Source: IBM