German companies: Cloud yes, a single provider no

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The cloud is well received in German companies – or rather the clouds, because customers are increasingly no longer relying on a single provider. As a study by IBM shows, only two percent of those questioned have their IT based on the infrastructure of a provider. Only two years ago things looked different: a full 28 percent trusted a single cloud.

In Germany, 77 percent cite the reason for this change that it is important or extremely important for their success that their services are completely portable. And 77 percent also said that vendor loyalty is a major obstacle to improving “business performance in most or all areas of their cloud infrastructure”.

IBM also asked about cloud security. However, it was surprising that a third of those surveyed stated that better security and lower risks are not their largest business and IT investments. However, this contradicts the fact that 77 percent in Germany said that cloud data security is important or extremely important for successful digital initiatives. The latest incidents involving ransomware and IT vulnerabilities did not warn the BSI of a red alert until the end of October.

For the study, IBM interviewed almost 7,200 executives from 28 industries and 47 countries. Big Blue lists for Germany some of the results separately on.

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