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Lack of knowledge stopping cloud uptake

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A lack of knowledge surrounding cloud computing is putting organizations off investing in the technology, it has been suggested.

According to Clodagh Murphy, director at Eclipse, many businesses are not able to reap the full benefits of the service because they do not "fully understand" what it involves and encompasses.

The comments come after a report by Ovum suggested that security, cloud services and sustainability will be three of the most important trends in enterprise IT in 2011.

Ovum believes that cloud computing uptake will continue to grow steadily in 2011, with an increasing number of businesses looking to take advantage of the software.

"Small businesses at the moment are focussed on survival to a certain extent, and growing their own businesses. Taking the risk of investing in new technology won't be at the forefront of their minds," Ms Murphey added.

"My advice is to find someone who you trust that can give you good advice."

Posted by Richard Jones