Barriers to Cloud Computing Adoption in the Enterprise

The use of cloud computing has several advantages, but it also comes with a number of serious drawbacks, which are discussed here.

Security and privacy are two of the most fundamental impediments to widespread adoption. However, it is critical to at the very least identify some of the major obstacles to adoption, which we will examine in further detail in the next sections.

In addition to security and privacy concerns, there are additional concerns that need to be addressed, but we will not discuss them in much detail at this time.

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Because cloud computing is a novel computing model, there is much ambiguity regarding how security can be achieved at all levels (e.g., network, host, application, and data).

Due to this uncertainty, information executives have frequently said that security is their primary issue when it comes to cloud computing. The succeeding chapters examine such issues in depth to see if they are justified.


Whether cloud computing would be able to completely comply with privacy regulations in a timely way has been called into doubt. In order to protect the privacy of individuals’ information, organisations must comply with a plethora of different requirements.

It is unclear whether the cloud computing model provides adequate protection for such information, or whether organisations will be found in violation of regulations as a result of the implementation of this new model.

Connectivity and Open Access

The availability of high-speed Internet connectivity to everyone is critical to realising the full promise of cloud computing. Similar to the availability of energy, such a connection provides the opportunity for the industry to expand internationally and to introduce a new variety of consumer products.

Connectivity and free access to processing power and information availability through the cloud encourage the emergence of a new era of industrialisation, as well as the need for more sophisticated consumer electronics.


Enterprise applications have become so vital that they must be dependable and available at all times to support activities around the clock. In the case of a failure or outage, contingency plans must be implemented smoothly, and in the event of a catastrophic or devastating failure, recovery plans must be implemented with the least amount of disturbance possible.

If you’re working with a cloud service provider, each facet of dependability should be thoroughly evaluated, negotiated as part of the SLA, and tested in failover drills.

Additional expenditures may be involved with achieving the needed levels of dependability; yet, the organisation can only do so much to limit risks and reduce the financial impact of a failed system. For widespread acceptance, it will be necessary to establish a track record of dependability.


I hope the above discussion helps you explore additional barriers to cloud computing in organisations apart from security and privacy. What do you think can be more challenges that this article does not cover.

Please let me know in the comments below.

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