Research claims UK businesses struggling to cope with cloud boom

A new research report from cloud identity management provider Okta has revealed that nearly four in five (79%) UK IT decision makers are looking to increase the amount of cloud applications in their company through the coming year.

Yet the report, entitled ‘Identity Management in a Cloud and Mobile World’, also found that data security remains a concern of cloud adoption for seven in 10 organisations.

Not altogether surprisingly, the report from an identity and access management (IAM) firm focuses on how companies are struggling with security and identity in the cloud. Yet there are interesting facts to be pulled out from interviews with more than 200 IT decision makers.

Security was found to be only the second most important driver of IT strategy, polling only 60% of the vote compared to cost reduction (62%). 86% of respondents also believed the adoption of public cloud apps was important to their …