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Report: Cloud Computing Adoption Rises 71%

Regulated industries are beginning to embrace the cloud.


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A new Bitglass study of data from more than 120,000 organizations has found that cloud computing adoption climbed 71 percent between 2014 and 2015. Interestingly, cloud adoption grew twice as fast in regulated industries, such as health care and finance, as in unregulated industries. "Two major factors have led to the increase in cloud adoption in regulated industries," Rich Campagna, vice president of products and marketing at Bitglass, said. "Cloud apps have proven to be cost effective and reliable, while helping business become more agile. At the same time, the industry has responded to compliance and security concerns with cloud data protection solutions through cloud access security brokers."

Education, which has an 83 percent cloud adoption rate, is the vertical market moving to the cloud the fastest.

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