1. "The potential of NSA spying is not very significant, since the cloud would hardly be secure even if the NSA didn't exist" and adding "many enterprises either are not aware or don't care."2. "The benefits of cloud adoption simply outweigh the security concerns, in the assessment of enterprises."The optimist in me would like to believe the second reason is what's driving cloud adoption forward, but it's hard to deny the truthful ring of Tozzi's first point, too. Regardless of the real reason(s) that the cloud has shown no negative impact from the NSA PRISM scandal, here's something to seriously consider: If you're still holding onto the possibility of the cloud being a fad that will go away and cause your customers to bring all IT back on-premise, now's a good time to re-evaluate that position.
What Snowden's NSA Leak Really Means for Cloud's Future
It was last June that the Edward Snowden story first broke, giving international attention to the National Security Administration's (NSA's) unauthorized surveillance (read: spying) of Internet data. Reactions to the story were polarized, with some touting him as a hero.. Continue