Is your business ready for the cloud?

Considering a move to the cloud? To find the best route, your organization should first figure out where it stands.

Microsoft released the free Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) in October 2012 to help organizations assess their IT environment and evaluate the benefits of cloud adoptions. As Jeff Jones explains on the Microsoft Security Blog, hundreds of organizations from around the world have used the CSRT to better understand their current IT state and the potential cloud benefits listed in the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR).

On Thursday, Microsoft released the Trends in Cloud Computing report, which analyzes the results of current IT maturity and adoption practices of organizations worldwide that have used the CSRT.

“At the highest level of analysis, most respondents indicated that their existing IT states were still getting started or making progress,” Jones writes. “Respondent answers to only one question (which relates to deploying antivirus/antimalware software) appears to indicate relative maturity for the average respondent.”

Head over to the Microsoft Security Blog for a deeper dive into the trends report.

Jake Siegel
Microsoft News Center Staff