Cloud security fears persist, but data migration is a bigger issue

Businesses that consider moving their analytics to the cloud should be more concerned with data migration and network connectivity challenges than worries around security, according to Marc Clark, head of cloud strategy at data warehouse vendor Teradata.

Speaking at Teradata Universe in Nice this week, Clark discussed the findings of a customer survey which polled 900 senior business leaders from nine countries. This found that, unsurprisingly, growing amounts of business-critical data will reside in the cloud by 2019. There are clear reasons for this – for the most part the cloud is well suited to cost effectively running analytics on large volumes of data.

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