Concerns over data security continue to be the number one issue preventing many organizations from taking their data to the cloud, but the level of fear over cloud security is dropping, according to a new study.

In fairness, the study is self-serving, prepared by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and sponsored by Skyhigh Networks. Entitled “The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril,” the study reports that security professionals receive, on average, 10.6 requests each month for new cloud services; and 71% of companies now have a formal process for users to request new cloud services. 

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