This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

U.S. Business Leaders Prefer Private Cloud For Secure Service Delivery, Unisys-Sponsored Survey Shows













BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Research sponsored by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) shows that U.S. business leaders currently view a private cloud as the best model for delivering secure IT and business services to end users.

The study surveyed 103 business and technology decision-makers in the United States about the biggest challenges they face in using systems, tools and applications to deliver IT services to end users within and outside their organizations.

The largest single group of respondents – 60 percent – identified providing adequate security as the biggest challenge in service delivery.

The survey also questioned decision-makers as to the best IT models for overcoming their service delivery challenges. Fifty percent of the respondents cited a private cloud – one that is dedicated to a single organization or department – as the most effective model of cloud computing for secure service delivery. By contrast, 26 percent chose a hybrid cloud and 24 percent opted for a public cloud.

"Protecting business and customer information continues to be a top concern for business and technology decision makers," said Rod Sapp, vice president, products and technology, Unisys. "Studies by industry analysts indicate that enterprise executives are gaining greater confidence in public and hybrid clouds and are accelerating adoption of those models. However, our survey makes it clear that a sizable segment of business and IT decision makers currently view private clouds – with their combination of responsiveness and control – as an ideal way to support constituents quickly and flexibly while preserving the integrity of business-critical information."

More than 50 percent of the respondents also preferred a private cloud for key requirements such as ease of use and meeting new customer demands.

Also, 92 percent of respondents showed interest in implementing security through creation of secure communities of interest (COI), which use segmentation through software rather than physical infrastructure to limit visibility and access to information to authorized groups of users. 

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs