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Ovum: Security skills shortage remains most prevalent barrier in cloud

Security skills shortages are hampering IT's ability to adopt cloud services

Security and an IT security skills shortage remain the most prevalent barriers to cloud uptake, according to Ovum principle analyst Andrew Kellett.

Ovum: Cloud service providers need to double down on security

Enterprises would be more willing to use cloud if providers focused more on security, compliance

A recently published Vormetric survey suggests over half of enterprises globally are using cloud-based services to store sensitive data, and many of the IT decision makers polled by the firm said they felt pressured into using cloud services over legacy alternatives. But respondents also showed an overwhelming willingness to use cloud services to store or analyse sensitive data if service providers could guarantee some essential security and information governance capabilities and measures.

Kaseya buys Scorpion Software as cloud-based IAM market heats up

Kaseya acquired Scorpion Software, a provider of IAM solutions, for an undisclosed sum

IT managed software provider Kaseya announced its acquisition of Scorpion Software, a provider of security and authentication solutions. The acquisition marks the third identity and access management-related acquisition in less than two weeks, a sign of renewed emphasis on identity-focused security within enterprises.