Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest

Survey: How is your current trust in the cloud?

By on June 14, 2013 in Analysis

After the revelations on PRISM I have started a small anonymous survey to see what is the current situation with the confidence in the cloud and how the scandal has changed on the personal relationship to the cloud.

The questions

  • How is your current trust in the cloud in general?
  • How is your current trust in the cloud provider of your choice?
  • How does the PRISM uncoverings influence your trust in the cloud?
  • Is your current cloud provider one of the accused?
  • How does the PRISM uncoverings influence your trust in the cloud provider of your choice?
  • Did you already think about to leave the cloud e.g. your cloud provider due to the PRISM uncoverings?
  • How important is the unconditional openness of your provider in times of PRISM and surveillance?
  • Do you think a 100% end-to-end encryption without any access and other opportunities of third parties can strengthen the trust?
  • In your mind which world region is the safest/ trustworthiest to store data in?

To participate in the survey please choose this way:

Your trust in the Cloud! – After the PRISM uncoverings how is your trust in the cloud?

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About the Author

About the Author: Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. .

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