Cloud Adoption and Risk Report

2014 North American and European Trends

With global cloud adoption booming there is increased concern over the extent of Shadow IT and potentially risky applications. Through extensive research, risk analysis, and work with major enterprises globally, CipherCloud has compiled the first Risk Report that analyzes global cloud adoption trends for all of 2014. Research was conducted by the CipherCloud Risk Intelligence Lab™ analyzing over 100 risk attributes across thousands of cloud applications accessed by hundreds of enterprises in North America and Europe.

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Key findings of this report include:

  • 86% of enterprise cloud applications are unsanctioned Shadow IT
  • The average global enterprise uses more than 1,100 cloud applications
  • European companies use 80% as many cloud apps as North Americans
  • 70% of cloud apps used by EU enterprises are not Safe Harbor approved

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