Top cloud threats of 2013

Security is a major challenge to companies looking to adopt cloud technologies. The Cloud Security Alliance has released “The Notorious Nine,” a list of the most prevalent cloud computing threats of 2013. InformationWeek reports on the CSA’s top concerns, which include data breaches, data loss, and , of course, ”malicious insiders.”

While security is a continuing concern for companies using cloud platforms, there are steps executives can take to protect company data. Download our full report, , with free registration.

Cloud adoption among SMEs still growing

Earlier today, Parallels released its annual SMB Cloud Insights report, which predicted that the SMB cloud market will grow to $32 billion by 2016, up from $18.9 billion in 2013.

Meanwhile, concerns over security persist, and companies are taking steps to deal with these issues. A new report from Gartner identifies small and midsize businesses as the main contributor to growth in the cloud-based securities market, with most spending focused on the transition from on-premise to cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) services. This is right in line with the findings from our Unlocking the Cloud program–see the chart from our infographic below.