By Adrienne Hall, general manager, Trustworthy ComputingMany organizations considering cloud adoption can benefit from timely trends research and simple, well-organized information about their current IT state to better assess the benefits of adopting a particular cloud service.
Today Microsoft released the new Trends in cloud computing report, which analyzes the results of current IT maturity and adoption practices of organizations worldwide that have used the free Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT). The data consists of answers provided by people who used the CSRT over a six-month period between October 2012 and March 2013. This trends report helps organizations understand and evaluate IT security areas that are strengths and weaknesses. For example, areas of strength for those who utilized the tool are information security (through deployment of antivirus /antimalware software), security architecture, and facility security. Areas of weakness are human resources security, operations security, information security (through consistent incident reporting), legal protection and operations management.
Researcher Michel Pahud shows Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) a demo that reconstructs 3-D scenes in real time at Microsoft Research’s D.C. TechFair.
Microsoft Research offered a glimpse at the future of technology this week, showcasing some of its latest innovations at its biennial D.C. TechFair at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in downtown Washington, D.C.