TECH SUPPLIER Jun 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US43989918

The Security Paradox of Cloud Strategies in Healthcare

By: Lynne DunbrackResearch Vice President


This IDC Survey Spotlight presents an analysis of the results of the CloudView 2018 Survey of approximately 280 healthcare executives all of whom are current users of cloud software and services. IDC's CloudView 2018 Survey of 6,000+ organizations worldwide, spanning 30+ countries, across 48 industries, including healthcare and life sciences was completed in April 2018.

"Security concerns have long been an inhibitor of cloud adoption in healthcare," states Lynne A. Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights. "However, a security paradox presents itself in the wake of intense cyberattacks on healthcare organizations. This IDC Survey Spotlight reveals that healthcare IT executives are beginning to recognize the security expertise cloud SPs offer and look to improved IT security benefit as a top benefit of various cloud computing options."


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